Central Texas braces for cold front, more flooding


by KVUE.com and The Associated Press


Posted on October 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 12:23 PM

AUSTIN -- If you think Austin has seen enough rain, think again. Monday was just the intermission between storms hitting Central Texas.

According to KVUE's Storm Team meteorologists, Tuesday will bring more storms to Central Texas with a 70 percent chance of rain. Highs will reach the upper 70s. A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect from 5 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday. There is a 90 percent chance of storms for Tuesday evening.

Those chances for rain continue into Wednesday along with a cold front. Lows will be in the 50s. Highs Wednesday will reach the upper 50s.

The National Weather Service says the cold front will combine with moist air from the Gulf of Mexico to drop as much as four inches of rain in places creating the possibility for flash floods. Rainfall should average one to two inches.

On Sunday storms hit the Austin area causing the Austin City Limits Festival to be canceled and prompting water rescues.

The Austin Fire Department says between Oct. 12 and 13, there were about 85 to 90 flood and severe weather-related incidents. There were four structure fires caused by lightning, six water rescue alarms and task for incidents, and 17 arching wires or incidents where wires fell down.

If you have photos or video of the storm to share, send them to spotnews@kvue.com. Go here to see KVUE viewers' photos of what the heavy rains left behind.

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