Heavy rain flooded Route 183 in Austin, Texas, overnight. (Photo/@tornadotrackers)
Heavy rain fell across central Texas Wednesday into Thursday, resulting in flash flooding and underwater roadways and forcing the evacuation and rescue of several residents.
Flash flooding was reported in Falls, Anderson, Freestone and Limestone counties overnight.
Numerous roads were closed as of Thursday morning, according to local emergency managers, including portions of heavily traveled routes such as Highway 79, Highway 164, Highway 287 and Highway 6.
The high flowing water resulted in several overnight evacuations in Comal County, Texas. A woman was rescued around 3:30 a.m. on FM645 after becoming trapped in her vehicle due to flooding.
In Williamson County, the National Weather Service recorded 5.93 inches total for Wednesday, 4.85 inches of which fell in only 75 minutes.
In Travis County, 5.10 inches were recorded on Wednesday, with more than 4.6 inches falling in fewer than three hours.
The city of Austin received more than 3 inches of rain.
"The areas that saw the heavy rain overnight are going to dry out today," AccuWeather.com Expert Meteorologist Daniel Pydynowski said. "The rain will shift eastward today to the coast impacting places like Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi."
Coastal areas will begin to dry out by the late afternoon and evening but flooding will remain an imminent danger as rushing runoff water may cause the flood stage to rise into Friday.
The Colorado River is expected to rise the most in and near Bastrop County, threatening homes and livestock living in the area. Those within the flood plain are advised to take precautionary measures into Friday.
The risk of flooding from Odile will spill onto Texas and parts of the southern and central Plains late this week into the weekend.
Torrential rainfall slammed parts of Serbia over the weekend, resulting in two deaths as rushing waters sliced through area streets.
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Tropical moisture from the approaching Odile will deliver another round of heavy rain and flooding downpours to the interior Southwest by the middle of this week.
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