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After thunderstorms brought heavy rain to Central Texas last night, the area was issued a flash flood warning this morning.

Issued by the National Weather Service, the warning particularly effects Onion Creek at Hwy 183 and the Colorado River, including in Austin, Llano, Kingsland, Loop 360, Buda, Bastrop, Smithville and La Grange.

Rainfall reached up to 4 inches overnight in Austin with areas south of Austin seeing 3-10 inches of rain.

The stormy weather will push eastward this morning and will move out of the Austin area by noon.

Some area schools delayed class start times, including some bus routes for Del Valle ISD and a two-hour delayed start for Hays CISD, among others south of Austin.

The final rain of a wet week will subside by tonight, according to NWS, bringing sunny skies for the weekend. Temperatures will also drop this weekend to the 50s on Friday night with highs in the 70s through Monday.



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(Tito's Handmade Vodka)


  • 1 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz lemonade
  • 1 orange wheel
Directions: Add all ingredients to a glass with ice. Garnish with a sunken orange wheel. Enjoy!

Austin Public Health and local CVS and Walgreens locations will begin distributing all of the approved COVID booster shots as soon as Friday.

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