AUSTIN (KXAN) - A large, upper-level low will continue to feed off of copious amounts of Gulf moisture Wednesday, keeping the threat for showers, heavy downpours and possible thunderstorms in our forecast through the midafternoon hours.
We will likely be given the opportunity to put our umbrellas back in the closet sometime around sunset Wednesday night. Following this midweek storm, sunshine will return as a staple in our forecast through the end of the week.
The reason why this storm has been so problematic is due to its very slow west-to-east progression. With the upper-level low lingering for so long, it is bringing a lengthy period of soggy weather to Central Texas.
The persistence of the showers, along with anticipated downpours at times, will allow rain totals to pile up to 2- to 4 inches in most communities -- and possibly upwards of 5- to 6 inches in an isolated town or two.
With this being the most rain the region has seen in a very long time, the ground will have a tough time soaking up all of the water.
Therefore, a Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect through the late afternoon and early evening for our Metro/Eastern locations.
If you encounter any flooding, please do not cross the flooded area. You never know how deep the water could be.
Also, you can report any flooding you see to our firstname.lastname@example.org email.
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