SAN ANTONIO -

Rain and storms are expected to make their way through the San Antonio area Wednesday and a flash flood watch will go into effect later in the evening into Thursday morning.

The chances for heavy showers and thunderstorms increase to 70 percent mainly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

KSAT Weather Authority Meteorologist expects a Wednesday high of 85 and a low in the mid 70s.

The expected rainfall has prompted a flash flood watch in effect generally along and east of a line from Mountain Home to San Antonio to Kenedy from 7 p.m.

Wednesday until noon Thursday. 1 to 3 inch amounts of rainfall are expected in the watch area with some areas possibly getting up to five inches.

The flash flood watch includes the following counties: Bandera, Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, LaVaca, Lee, Llano, Travis, Williamson and Wilson.

Rain chances decrease to 20 percent throughout the day Thursday and should be clear for Halloween.