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Heavy rain threat prompts FLASH FLOOD WATCH

The watch is scheduled to continue through 7am Sunday
Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 10:10 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2021 at 11:20 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued for the following counties until 7am Sunday, May 2nd:

• Austin • Brazos • Burleson • Grimes • Houston • Madison • Montgomery • San Jacinto • Trinity • Washington • Walker • Waller

1″ to 3″ inches of widespread rain, with localized totals between 4″ and 8″, is anticipated ahead of sunrise under a band of strong thunderstorms. That line of activity is expected to develop between 1am and 3am.

Strong thunderstorms are expected to develop over portions of the Brazos Valley Friday Night....
Strong thunderstorms are expected to develop over portions of the Brazos Valley Friday Night. 1" - 3" of rainfall with localized higher totals expected.(KBTX)

According to the National Weather Service, “flooding of low-lying, poorly draining, and other vulnerable locations such as easily-flooded streets are possible if they are impacted by storms with heavier rainfall rates and amounts. Multiple rounds of these storms would worsen the potential for flooding. Where rain rates are more manageable, previously dry conditions will help reduce concerns for flooding.”

The concern for ongoing rainfall through the weekend will keep the watch in effect until early Sunday morning. Those that do not collect heavy rain pre-sunrise Friday morning may see the watch canceled early.

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