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More Flooding In The Forecast For Central Texas

November 2, 2013

By The San Antonio Express-News

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Meteorologists are monitoring the potential for rainfall next week that could again cause flooding along central Texas` Interstate 35 corridor, an area that`s still saturated from recent storms.

Flooding totaled to 6-to-10 inches across Hays, Western Comal, and Central Travis counties according to a report from the National Weather Service. Four people died during the Austin flooding, which reached up to 8 inches in some areas.

The town of Wimberly, just south of Austin, was hit the hardest with about 14 inches of rainfall, according to the report.

Chances of rain are expected to increase Tuesday night into Wednesday warning coordination meteorologist Paul Yura said in a press release. He said that although river levels should return to below flood level at the beginning of the week, rains over the water shed could push them back to flooding.

The rain possibilities stem from several factors including Tropical Storm Sonia, being monitored over the Pacific off the coast of Mexico, which could collide with a cold front in West and South Central Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the press release.

"Unfortunately, we don`t have that control and we will have to assume that areas already saturated may once again get a good dose of rain," Yura said.

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Story image: New Braunfels firefighters cruise the water near the Commons Street bridge in New Braunfels, Texas, as the Guadalupe and Comal rivers flow over their banks, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Tom Reel

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