Week­end fore­cast calls for rain

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

There’s a rainy fore­cast on tap as Cen­tral Texas heads into the Fourth of July week­end, and most of the re­gion re­mains un­der a flash flood watch, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice.

Thanks to what’s left of Alex, the ser­vice has ex­tended the flash flood watch for most of the Cen­tral Texas re­gion un­til 7 a.m. to­day. The watch cov­ers much of Cen­tral Texas and the Hill Coun­try, in­clud­ing Travis, Wil­liamson, Llano, Lee, Fayette, Burnet and Bas­trop coun­ties, and ex­tends to the Mex­ico border, the ser­vice said.

“Wide­spread show­ers and iso­lated thun­der­storms with lo­cally heavy rain­fall will con­tinue overnight,” the ser­vice said. Be­cause of the pre­vi­ous rain­fall over the past few days and the sat­u­rated ground, any ad­di­tional rain­fall will be quick to run off and may cause flash flood­ing, the weather ser­vice said.

A slight chance of rain is in the fore­cast through Sun­day, the ser­vice said.

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