Highland Lakes under flash flood watch; county burn bans lifted

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for parts of Burnet and Llano counties until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9.

The area is under a flash flood watch through 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10.

The weather service reports that between one and 5.4 inches of rain have fallen in the area, the heaviest between Llano and Kingsland.

“Flash flooding is ongoing and expected to begin shortly,” according to the NWS. 

Other areas of Burnet and Llano counties also might get flash flooding through Wednesday morning. The weather services expects up to another 2 inches of rain in that time. 

“A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring,” according to the NWS.

The weather service forecasts heavy rains continuing through Wednesday and into Thursday. Chances decrease Thursday night with mostly cloudy skies. Friday has a slight chance of showers.

When approaching a flooded roadway, officials urge drivers to turn around and do not attempt to drive through it. People who drive around low-water or flooded road barriers could be fined.

Both Burnet and Llano counties have lifted their countywide burn bans as of Wednesday morning.

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