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Flash flood watch in effect through Monday morning


Hays County is among 27 central and south Texas counties included in a flash flood watch extended this afternoon by the National Weather Service through 7 a.m. Monday.

A weakening cold front is contributing plums of heavy rain moving northward from the Gulf of Mexico, the weather service said, resulting in likely one to three additional inches of rain over the area, which also neighborhood counties of includes Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal and Blanco counties. Some isolated areas could see as many as five inches of rain.

Last night, various measurements taken around San Marcos ranged from ⅔ of an inch to nearly three inches. Other parts of the county received considerably heavier rainfall, including the Kyle and Buda area which saw 4⅖ inches by one weather service watcher east of Kyle.

The Wimberley area rainfall totalks ranged from just under three to 4¼ inches. The Dripping Springs Area saw totals averaging about four inches with measurements as high as 5¾ in the Henley area.

Here is live radar of the region. Look for a running list of road closures here, updated as information becomes available from the Hays County Emergency Services office.