Heavy Rains Cause Flooding And Street Closures
Heavy rains that began around 2 a.m. this morning have dropped as much as 1 to 4 inches throughout San Antonio and the surrounding area. Some areas have reached up to 5 inches. The tail end of the storm was passing through Bexar County at the 6 a.m. hour.
Nick Hampshire, a forecaster with the national weather service says the heaviest of today's rain is passed us. A flash flood warning was still in effect until 7 a.m. this morning. It's possible that warning could be extended.
7:23a.m. Flash Flood Warning for Comal and Hays counties extended to 10:15a.m.
AT 720 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED LIGHT RAINS ACROSS COMAL AND HAYS COUNTIES. RADAR ESTIMATES AND RAIN GAUGES INDICATE UP TO 2 INCHES WILL CONTINUE FLASH FLOODING FOR ANOTHER COUPLE OF HOURS OR SO. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... SAN MARCOS...WIMBERLEY...DRIPPING SPRINGS...CANYON LAKE DAM...KYLE... BUDA...CANYON LAKE...BULVERDE...WOODCREEK...UHLAND...NIEDERWALD...BEAR CREEK...FISCHER...DRIFTWOOD...SPRING BRANCH...MOUNTAIN CITY...HAYS...HAYS CITY...MOUNT GAINOR AND SATTLER.
7:09a.m. Flash Flood Warning in effect for Gillespie, Kerr, Kendall, and Llano Counties.
...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 815 AM CDT FOR GILLESPIE...SOUTHEASTERN KERR...KENDALL AND LLANOCOUNTIES... AT 707 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINS ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. EARLIER HEAVY RAINS UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SOME FLASH FLOODING AND MAY PRODUCE SOME RIVER FLOODING. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... KERRVILLE...FREDERICKSBURG...BOERNE...LLANO...COMFORT...STONEWALL...VALLEY SPRING...OXFORD...WARING...ECKERT...CRABAPPLE...DOSS...WALNUT GROVE... CASTELL...CAIN CITY...WELFARE...LBJ STATE PARK...ROCKY HILL...WILLOW CITY AND SISTERDALE.
7:00a.m. - The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Bexar County until 10:00a.m. Thursday.
AT 645 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED ONLY LIGHT RAINS ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. HOWEVER...EARLIER HEAVY RAINS UP TO 4 INCHES HAVE RESULTED IN FLOODING ON NUMEROUS CREEKS AND STREAMS. FLOODING WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT SOME OF THE LARGER URBAN STREAMS SUCH AS LEON CREEK...SAN ANTONIO RIVER...CIBOLO CREEK AND SALADO CREEK WITH DANGEROUS FLOODING FOR SEVERAL HOURS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO HEED ANY ROAD CLOSURES.
There are no school closures or delays in San Antonio however:
COMAL ISD is on a one-hour delay. The district says early dismissal will still be in effect today.
SEGUIN ISD will be on a 2 hour delay for all schools today.
Around 8-thousand CPS Energy customers remain without power this morning following a severe thunderstorm. Earlier, around 14-thousand people were without electricity.
Flooding has forced the closure of 28 streets in San Antonio this morning.
Some of the major closures include:
- Lower level of I-35 at San Pedro.
- McCullough Road a few blocks south of Oblate.
- Contour Drive at McCullough just south of Basse Road
- Ray Ellison Boulevard from Valley Hi to Medina Base Road.
- Vicar drive at Perrin Beital Road
- Leslie Road from 1604 to Braun Road
- Gibbs Sprawl at Rittiman Road