Weekend forecast calls for rain
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.