High flooding possible throughout the day

Posted at 5:04 AM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 13:44:22-04

There is an upper level low sitting in the southwestern portion of the state. It is slowly moving away, but not before dropping a lot of rain all across the state and we will expected to see a couple more rainy days here in Central Texas as well. 

Today and tomorrow will bring more on/off showers and storms with below normal temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. Locally heavy rain leading to flooding concerns will be our biggest issue with these storms. Our ground is very saturated and really can't hold much water along with our lakes, rivers, and creeks very full too. This means we will see a lot of runoff. You never want to travel over a road covered in water, remember: Turn Around, Don't Drown! 

As of now, the highest rain totals look to be in the southern portion of the area. We will have to watch the track of the upper level low carefully over the next few days and might need to make a few adjustments to the forecast.

Overall Timeline--

Thursday Morning: Scattered thunderstorms will be favored across the area today, and isolated rainfall amounts of 1-2" are once again possible.    

Thursday Afternoon through early Friday Morning: This is the period where we're most concerned - as of now. Exact locations are hard to pin down, but the southern portion of the area as well as along and east of I-35 are candidates for heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Counties west of I-35 won't be completely dry, but should see less coverage than the areas farther east.   

Later Friday through Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms will continue to be scattered, but overall coverage and amounts will be a lot lower. Since the ground is so wet, isolated flash flooding remains a possibility.

Stay weather alert and have a plan in place in the event severe weather pays your neighborhood a visit. You can depend on the First Alert 25 Weather Team to keep you ahead of the storms as they develop.  

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