Much of Central Texas gearing up for a wet May

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Much of Central Texas is gearing up for what could be the wettest month of the year.

Some light showers developed overnight but more widespread rain and thunderstorms are expected today and tomorrow. You can get the latest weather forecast here.

Officials say that the flood threat is increasing and that’ll be the case over the next couple of days. Right now steps are being taken for what might be coming.

A lot of the lakes in the area are nearly 100% full so officials with the LCRA say they’re closely watching the weather and are ready to respond by moving floodwaters downstream if it’s necessary.

It’s too soon to say if action similar to what LCRA took in October, when mutliple gates were opened at dams along the Highland Lakes due to historic flooding, will be needed but people in the area say they’re not ignoring the potential flood threat.

Most of Central Texas is under a slight risk of severe weather. Main threats will be from storms producing large hail, damaging winds and possible isolated tornadoes.

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