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Flash-Flood Watch Issued for Canyon Lake Area Through Thursday Night

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Flash-Flood Watch Issued for Canyon Lake Area Through Thursday Night

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May is the wettest month in South Central Texas and this week's weather forecast is proof. Up to eight inches of rain are forecast through Thursday.

A flash-flood watch has been issued for the Hill Country and areas along and east of U.S Highway 281 through Thursday night.

The U.S. National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio (NWS) forecasts pockets of up to eight- to 10-inches of rain between now and Thursday across the northern I-35 corridor, with six- to eight-inches of rainfall possible east of I-35.

NWS said May is the area’s wettest month as well as the main severe-weather season. Large hail and flash flooding are the main weather hazards, with isolated tornadoes possible. May is also when some of the most-historic flooding has occurred around South Central Texas.

On its Facebook page, the agency said predicting exactly “who gets the rainfall” is tough.

“The atmosphere is primed to produce a lot of rainfall,” it said. “A lot of the ‘who gets the rainfall’ question is determined by where storms formed the day before and what boundaries or disturbances are left over. Tough to poinpoint, but certainly heavy rainfall potential is there.”

NWS said weather should start to dry up in June — just in time for the tropics to heat up.

“Storms can make it this far inland and produce heavy rainfall and flooding,” NWS said on Facebook.

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