The Central Texas area is expecting heavy rainfall and flash flooding this evening, with rain continuing over the next few days. Forecasters predict rainfall totals will average three to four inches, and could reach six to eight inches in some areas.
A flash flood watch for Travis County goes into effect at 6 p.m. tonight, and will remain in effect through Saturday evening. Bob Rose, chief meteorologist with the Lower Colorado River Authority, predicts the heaviest rain will begin to fall after dark and will continue through the morning.
You can learn more from the National Weather Service and the city’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, which is monitoring the flooding risks.
The city is also preparing for a flood of a different sort: the deluge of lost pets that end up in animal shelters after a storm.