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Heavy rain, strong storms expected overnight

Last Updated:6:57pm Monday

An upper level low combined with an approaching cold front will bring strong, possibly severe storms and heavy rain to all of Central Texas tonight and into Tuesday.

The latest forecasts indicate the greatest threat for severe weather runs from 10pm Monday night through 5am Tuesday morning, with the primary threats being hail up to golf ball size and strong wind gusts up to 60mph. An isolated tornado is also possible; the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for our Central Texas counties effective until 1 AM.

These storms are also expected to drop significant amounts of rainfall, with forecasts calling for anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of rain across the area with isolated spots of up to 7 inches possible.

Be alert and aware of areas that typically flood as well as those that are not as flood prone but could easily flood with the coming storms. Don’t drive through flooded roadways, stay away from creeks and trails along creeks. Visibility is greatly reduced at night, so be very careful. Remember - "Save Yourself: Turn Around – Don’t Drown."

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03/19/2012 5:41PM
Heavy rain, strong storms expected overnight
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