Flash flood watch issued for San Antonio, surrounding counties
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SAN ANTONIO – Updated at 1:50 p.m.
A flash flood watch has been extended for the San Antonio and the surrounding counties until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Widespread rain of 2 to 3 inches are expected with some heavier downpours expected.
UPDATE: 9:35 a.m.
KSAT 12 meteorologist Mike Osterhage says after a lot of heat, get ready for a lot of rain. Showers and some heavy downpours are expected today. The flash flood watch is in effect until 7 p.m. More rain is also expected the next few days as well as a few showers by the end of the week and into this upcoming weekend.
The National Weather Service says scattered showers are presently ongoing across areas along and East of Interstate 35 and to expect the San Antonio metro area commute to be affected by light to moderate showers.
Coverage of these showers is expected to increase over the next few hours. Rainfall rates will generally remain below half and inch per hour, but a few thunderstorm cells could develop and cause occasional cloud to ground lightning.
Forecasters are saying an upper level disturbance and tropical moisture will combine to produce heavy rains and thunderstorms overnight Sunday into the day Monday.
Parts of the area have seen over 1 inch of rain this weekend, the National Weather Service is forecasting widespread 1 to 3 inches of rain by Monday.
Some areas could pick up close to 6 inches, according to the NWS.
Counties included in the watch: Val Verde, Edwards, Real, Kerr, Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall, Blanco, Hays, Kinney, Uvalde, Medina, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Maverick, Zavala, Frio, Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes, Gonzales, De Witt, Lavaca and Dimitt.
Power Outages/ Road Closures
38 power outages are currently affecting 1,995 CPS customers, with a majority of the outages on the city's Northwest Side.
Keep up with the latest power outages in the San Antonio area on the CPS Energy website. Click here to view a current power outage map.
Presently there are also two known road closures due to the wet weather.
Click the links below to view road closures in the area.
Below is a map of notable low water crossings in San Antonio.
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