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By: Hurricane1216 , 9:50 PM GMT on May 24, 2013
The Daily Crunch details today's weather events in the Greater Austin area, as defined by the counties of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson.
Today, May 24, 2013, has been a very wet Friday! An upper-level disturbance over northern Mexico has caused a huge wall of moisture to enter areas of Central and West Texas, causing extreme and torrential rainfall. The slow moving rain has caused radar-estimated rainfall amounts of up to 2.5" inches in areas of Travis County. Much of the rain, however, has yet to reach Bastrop County. The rain is centralized in a north-south line extending from Abilene, Texas and into Mexico. By tonight some areas may see up to 4" of rain from today's storms alone. Despite the extensive plume of moisture, no severe threat is expected, though lightning with these storms is occasional. Expect several flood advisories, warnings, and flash flood warnings to go up as a result of these storms. Wind is highly variable with today, but it will primarily be 5-10 mph from the southeast. Also expect spotty power outages
The threat for rainfall continues into tonight, though the main line is moving east. For the rest of today, expect temperatures from 76-85F, and for tonight, expect temperatures from 68-78F.
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