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Update

10:27 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 3

10:12 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 3  |  This just in from the National Weather Service:

The National Weather Service in Austin and San Antonio has issued a flood advisory for Hays, Travis and southwestern Williamson County until 12:45 am.

At 9:46 a.m., Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding the advisory area. Up to two inches of rain has already fallen.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Pflugerville, San Marcos, Elgin, Wimberley, Dripping Springs, Windemere, Tanglewood Forest, Anderson Mill, Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Serenada, Kyle, Leander, Hutton, Lakeway, Buda and Manor.

Additional rainfall of one to two inches is expected over the area. The additional rain will cause minor flooding to continue or develope in additional areas.

Earlier

7:45 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 3  |  SAN ANTONIO — Parts of Central Texas, including Hays and Caldwell counties, can expect as much as three inches of rain during the next 24 hours, according to a National Weather Service flood watch in effect through 7 p.m. Saturday.

The flood watch covers a 25-county area that includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, De Witt, Fayette, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, LaVaca, Lee, Llano, Medina, Travis, Williamson and Wilson counties.

“River sand creeks are swollen and any additional rainfall will worsen the conditions. Soils are saturated and and any additional rains will likely result in rapid runoff and accumulation of flood waters,” the weather service advisory states.

Keep up

National Weather Service advisories and warning are updated in real-time via Accuweather on the San Marcos Mercury’s Weather page.

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