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May 24th, 2013
Updated: New flash flood watch issued Saturday morning


UPDATED 9:32 a.m. SATURDAY, MAY 25: Hays County is among 20 counties in the Austin and San Antonio areas under a new flash flood warning issued at 9 a.m. by the National Weather Service.

The advisory says the parts of Central Texas will receive two to five inches of rainfall today. Travis, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal and Blanco counties are also included in the watch.

As of 9:40 a.m., the low-water crossing on Wayside Drive near the Hays-Comal line was in danger of being closed due to flood but other electronically monitored low-water crossings in the county remained passable.


5:30 p.m. FRIDAY, MAY 24: All electronically monitored low-water crossings in Hays County remained open to traffic as of 5:30 p.m. Friday. The National Weather Service has not extended its flash flood warning, still set to expire at 6:30 p.m.

3:32 p.m. FRIDAY, MAY 24: Hays County and western Caldwell and Guadalupe counties are under a flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service until 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The warning also includes Travis County and east central Comal County.

The weather services estimates that a storm system has already dropped one or two inches of rain across much of area under the warning. An additiona one to three inches is expected over the next few hours.

A second special weather station issued just before 3 p.m. said eastern Hays, southern Travis and northwestern Caldwell counties might see hail of up to one-half size in diameter along with the rain. The hail warning covered Kyle, Buda, Uhland and Neiderwald.

This is a developing story. We will update as information become available.

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