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AUSTIN (KXAN) — This week is shaping up to be the wettest in months for Central Texas, as KXAN meteorologists say it could be our longest-lasting rain event since last October.
Heavy downpours are expected Monday, moving slowly over our area and producing the potential for flooding.
A Flood Watch is in effect through 1 p.m. Wednesday.
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Shoal Creek floods, reaching highest level since 2015, covers N. Lamar near W. Ninth Street.
Flooding at Shoal Creek Saloon on N. Lamar at W. Ninth Street (video courtesy of Ray Canfield).
Multiple road closures due to flooding:
- W. Ninth Street and N. Lamar Boulevard
- Woodview Mobile Home Park (1301 W. Oltorf St.)
- Low Water Crossing #22 (5003 Wasson Rd.)
- Edgegrove Drive @ Bee Caves Road
- 2900 block of Bee Caves Road
- Earnes Creek @ Camp Craft
Flooding and heavy traffic reported in multiple areas in Austin.
Camp Mabry reaches 3.6″ recorded, per the National Weather Service.
2.44″ of rain recorded at Camp Mabry, per the National Weather Service. That’s nearly double the daily rainfall record of 1.25″ recorded in 2020. Camp Mabry has also doubled its summer rainfall (since June 1) in the past two hours.
Flash Flood Warning issued for Austin area and in effect until 7:15 p.m.
Rain is sweeping across Austin as we near the afternoon rush hour. Some parts of our viewing area are feeling the effects of last week’s round of showers.
The San Gabriel River is one of several Texas waterways reeling from a lack of rain this summer, but saw a substantial refilling last week after three days of rain. KXAN viewer Taylor Kellogg sent us before and after photos, taken Aug. 17 and Aug. 20.