AUSTIN (KXAN) - Pouring rain welcomed a good portion of Central Texas early Monday morning, jump starting the workweek to much cooler temperatures and outlook for the rest of the week.
Meanwhile, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday for parts of our viewing area.
Our streak of 100-degree weather has ended -- looking like much cooler weather will be in place for the upcoming week.
An upper-level area of low pressure has thrown moisture in our direction.
This moisture combined with the instability associated with this low will develop another batch of rain, which has its eyes set on Central Texas.
Midmorning rainfall totals
- Burnet - 5.26 inches
- Buchanan Dam - 3.33 inches
- Marble Falls - 2.26 inches
- Llano - 2.38 inches
- Lago Vista - 1.41 inches
- San Saba - 2.42 inches
- Lakeway - 0.92 inches
- Downtown Austin - 0.15 inches
In-Depth: Lake Travis level nears all-time low
As of July 8, Lake Travis stood at just more than 625 feet above sea level. That's the the third-lowest level in the history of the reservoir that supplies much of the drinking water for Austin and nearby communities.
The lake that is fed by the Lower Colorado River by way of the Highland Lakes chain is more than 40 feet below average.
The second-lowest level of 615 came during a drought in 1963. The all-time low for Lake Travis was in August 1951. That's when the water was just 614 feet above sea level.
But as the lake levels drop, waterfront business owners have been busy finding ways to avoid ending up high and dry.
That means they have to adjust their docks up or down as the water level changes. And some business owners are stretching their electric lines to the limit as the lake drops.
Over time, small adjustments to docks. And stretching electric lines an add up anywhere from $50 a month to hundreds of dollars.
In-Depth: Water woes escalate
Because of her position as Travis County District Attorney, the deputies who arrested, booked, and restrained Rosemary Lehmberg last April admit they were worried her threats were legitimate.
American Airlines has emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner after the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline.
Even though there were no reports of iced over bridges or roadways like last week, officials are urging people to use extra caution while driving.
A 55-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash just after midnight Monday morning near Lakeway.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
Texas will face one of the nations top offenses in their second straight trip to the Alamo Bowl