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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 744 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOONIN TEXAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS

BLANCO EDWARDS GILLESPIE HAYS KENDALL KERR KINNEY REAL VAL VERDE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF… BLANCO… BOERNE… BRACKETTVILLE… DEL RIO… FREDERICKSBURG… KERRVILLE… LEAKEY… ROCKSPRINGS AND SAN MARCOS.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IN… ATASCOSA COUNTY… BANDERA COUNTY… BEXAR COUNTY… BLANCO COUNTY… COMAL COUNTY… GILLESPIE COUNTY… GUADALUPE COUNTY… HAYS COUNTY… KENDALL COUNTY… KERR COUNTY… MEDINA COUNTY… WILSON COUNTY…

* UNTIL 330 PM CDT.

* AT 1228 PM CDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR CONTINUED TO SHOW AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS FROM NEAR STOCKDALE TO NEAR NEW BRAUNFELS TO JOHNSON CITY… AND EXTENDING WEST TO SAN ANTONIO… KERRVILLE… AND FREDERICKSBURG. THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE MOVING TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 25 MPH.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS… WIND GUSTS OF 20 TO 40 MPH… AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING WILL ACCOMPANY THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. THE RUNOFF FROM THESE HEAVY RAINS WILL CAUSE SOME FLOODING ON LOW LYING ROADS AND AT LOW WATER CROSSINGS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IS LIKELY IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME FROM THE STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS.

DO NOT DRIVE WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD. TWO FEET OF RUSHING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY MOST VEHICLES…INCLUDING SUVS AND PICKUPS. TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN.

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