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City gets more than 5 inches of rain on Tuesday

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    Tuesday’s deluge caused some minor flooding on Boerne roads. Here, a car speeds its way through a flooded portion of Herff Road just south of River Road. Star photo by Keith E. Domke
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    Tuesday’s deluge caused some minor flooding on Boerne roads. Here, vehicles are forced to turn around on Rosewood Street near St. John Lutheran Church as almost 2 feet of water was flooding the roadway. Star photo by Keith E. Domke
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    The Cibolo Creek dam at River Road Park was overflowing with water after Tuesday’s storm dumped more than 5 inches of rain on the Boerne area. Star photo by Keith E. Domke
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    The Cibolo Creek dam at River Road Park was overflowing with water after Tuesday’s storm dumped more than 5 inches of rain on the Boerne area. Star photo by Keith E. Domke

The Boerne area was deluged with more than 5 inches of rain on Tuesday as a storm system swept through The Hill Country and deposited massive amount of precipitation.

Minor flooding was reported in the city as some low-water crossings overflowed with water, forcing roads temporarily to close. The dam at River Road Park along Cibolo Creek was over-flowing with water during and immediately after the storm.

“While we need the rain, we’ve seen a little too much, too soon this morning,” information on the city of Boerne’s Facebook page stated late Tuesday morning. “Some low-water crossings and areas prone to ponding during heavy rain have flooded.”

The majority of the rain fell during a 2½-hour period. Between 9:30 a.m. and noon, 4.65 inches of precipitation was recorded at Boerne Stage Field, the official local measuring location for the National Weather Service. More than 3 inches was recorded from 11:15 a.m. to noon during the worst part of the storm, which also caused a tornado warning to be issued for the southern portions of Kendall County.

There were no reports of damage.

Flooding also was reported in Startzville in the Canyon Lake area of Comal County east of Boerne.

Officially, 5.19 inches of rain was recorded in Boerne on Tuesday. Another 0.7 inches fell early Thursday, increasing the annual precipitation total in Boerne to about 12 inches.

The mean amount of rainfall through the first five months of the year is almost 14 inches, NWS statistics show. A year ago, 4.77 inches of rain accumulated in May.

The weekend forecast calls for an increasing chance of rain and storms as Friday progresses, a 70 percent chance on Saturday and a 20 percent chance on Sunday. High temperatures are forecast to be near or slightly above 80 degrees through the period with lows in the mid 60s.