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Although the National Weather Service is only predicting about an inch of rain Thursday in Central Texas, flooding is still a major concern for residents in the Hill Country who have been inundated with rain over the past week.
Llano County is only two days removed from a major flooding event in which one woman was found dead and many had to be rescued from their homes but an upper level trough of rain could flood the river again Thursday.
As of 10 a.m. Thursday, light rain was reported south of San Antonio and in parts of the Hill Country, according to meteorologist Jason Runyen.
The rain may get slightly stronger through the rest of the afternoon, with more rain expected on Friday.
No additional major flooding has been reported yet as a result of the rain, but some roads are experiencing minor flooding after officials opened up dam gates to alleviate overflowing lakes in the area.
The region experience record-breaking rain in September, followed by a rainy October.
Even an inch of rain can lead to flooding because the area is so saturated, Runyen said. It depends on whether the rain remains light through the day or comes down quickly within an hour.
Llano County’s Emergency Management Office asked residents to remain vigilant with the weather today through their Facebook account.
As floodwaters continue to recede in the county, residents who were evacuated out of their homes were allowed back in Thursday to assess the damage.
Residents in the county dealt with phone outages, internet issues and boil water notices Wednesday. Most of those problems appear to have been resolved Thursday, according to county officials.
Even if Thursday doesn’t bring rain that leads to a flood, residents will have to remain alert Friday, as forecasters are predicting moderate to heavy rainfall in the region.