San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

July 15th, 2012
Updated: More thunderstorms possible Monday

UPDATED 7:15 a.m. JULY 16:

The low-water crossings on Little Arkansas Road on the Blanco River near Wimberley and on Bell Springs Road near Dripping Springs remained closed this morning after this weekend’s deluges.

The dozen or so other major low-water crossings in Hays County were opened as of 7 a.m., according to the county’s automated flood monitoring system.

The National Weather Service estimated San Marcos’ chances of showers or thunderstorms on Monday at 30 percent; AccuWeather, meanwhile, says chances of thunderstorms today are 75-plus percent with the likelihood of more rainfall rising sharply late this afternoon.

Hays is one of 33 counties in Texas listed in a Hazardous Weather Outlook bulletin renewed by the National Weather Service shortly before 5 a.m. today.

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Hays County is under a flood advisory issued by the National Weather Service as thunderstorms move across Central Texas.

Thunderstorms are moving across Hays County at about 10 mph, the advisory said, and dropping about 1 to 3 inches an hour. Rainfall is expected to cause minor flooding of small streams and of low-water.

The advisory is in effect until 9:30 p.m.

» Track low-water crossing closures here

» See the Mercury’s weather page here and radar map here

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