Cold front brings threat of flooding rains in Central Texas

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The heaviest rainfall totals will be across the Hill Country.

Jason Mikell, Hunter Williams (KVUE), Erika Lopez, Mariel Ruiz

9:54 PM CDT September 2, 2020

7:19 PM CDT September 9, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — A Flood Advisory has replaced a Flash Flood Warning in Travis County. Watch for urban and small stream flooding. Runoff from earlier storms will continue to cause flooding through the evening. Avoid water covered roadways.  

Higher rain chances and a cool down are on the way for Central Texas as a cold front moves through the area. The cold front is expect Wednesday evening and clearing the region by Thursday morning. Rain chances will ramp up ahead and along the front. Early Wednesday rain has prompted Flash Flood Watches for much of the Hill Country and the I-35 corridor counties.  Wednesday night and Thursday will yield scattered coverage of rain. An additional 1 inch of rainfall is expected. 

The temperature forecast is where things get a bit more tricky. Assuming the front pushes completely through the area, we’ll call for temperatures in the 60s by Thursday morning with upper 50s possible in the Hill Country. 

Then, afternoon temperatures on Thursday will be in the 70s in Austin with cooler temperatures across the Hill Country as the front pushes east. Morning temperatures in the 60s and low 70s will be possible again for Friday morning.  

Nonetheless, we’re expecting a rebound into the 80s by the weekend. Rain chances will stick around with a 30 to 40% chance on both Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances will be slightly higher early next week. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain will be possible east of I-35 with higher amounts west. 

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