CENTRAL TEXAS — It's been a while since we had to bring out the umbrellas but you're definitely going to need them Friday!

A combination of a strong storm system coming in from the West Coast and a cold front pushing in from the north will allow for widespread rainfall now through the early morning hours on Saturday.

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A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect through Saturday morning. The heavy rain that's expected may bring flooding of creeks, low water crossings and urban areas.

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A secondary round of heavy rainfall is expected later this evening as the west coast storm system moves through the area.

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Rainfall amounts will average between 2 to 4 inches, with isolated spots with as much as 5 to 6 inches. The heaviest rainfall is expected to be along and east of IH-35.

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The flash flood threat will end Saturday morning as the storm system moves east of our area. It is important to note that December is normally not a flash flooding month with the last time a flash flood warning issued for South Central Texas was in 2002. With the events experienced in October, it is suspected that this is leading to higher than normal soil moisture that could cause flooding concerns over the next 24 to 36 hours.

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