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Widespread storms with 1-2 inches of rain and lower temperatures are expected across Central Texas beginning Tuesday, Oct. 3, and lasting through Thursday, Oct. 5, National Weather Service Meteorologist Andrew Quigley told The welcome change in weather is due to a cold front sweeping across the state from the Great Plains. 

Major flooding is not expected, but Burnet and Llano counties could see significant rainfall and isolated flooding at low-water crossings.

“There’s always that potential for heavy rainfall and flooding,” Quigley said. “But, the way things are looking right now, this kind of rain will help but likely won’t replenish things (local reservoirs and waterways).”

The forecast predicts a high probability of rainfall across counties within the Colorado and Llano river watersheds, including Burnet, Llano, Mason, Kimble, Edwards, San Saba, Coleman, and Brown

“There are going to be some people that get more rain than others,” Quigley said. 

Any runoff could find its way to the depleted reservoirs of lakes Buchanan and Travis. 

Temperatures are expected to drop significantly as the front rolls in. On Monday, highs reached the mid-90s with lows falling to 70 degrees. On Thursday, the high should be around 82 degrees and the low about 68 degrees. Saturday’s temperatures might dip down to a 68-degree high and a 54-degree low. 

Temperatures will warm up again after the weekend but are expected to remain in the mid- to low 80s for highs and 60s for lows into the near future.