National Weather Service issues flash flood watch for Austin


Austin is under a flash flood warning until 7 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service – and no, classes have not been cancelled.

According to the weather service website, the heaviest rainfall is expected to occur in the early morning hours Monday and throughout the afternoon. The watch includes the nearby cities of Georgetown, Bastrop and New Braunfels.

The weather service issues three types of weather warnings: watches, warnings and advisories. Watches are issued when conditions are conducive to more severe weather, warnings when there is a threat to life or property and advisories when there is a specific risk to travelers.

Most of Central Texas is expected to see 2-4 inches of rainfall, with some isolated pockets of 6 inches.