After enjoying a comfortable start, another hot day could be briefly interrupted by some briefly heavy downpours. While we welcome the rainfall, there's a chance today's storms across Texas could once again pack some sizable hail -- it's a MARGINAL severe weather risk here at home. Our overall rain chance is 20%, with forecast highs around 93 expected to feel as hot as 97 out there this afternoon. Stay hydrated!
Yesterday's storms were fairly isolated and mostly for the Hill Country and points north of Austin, where much of the activity died out, but not before dropping some impressive rain totals. Top reports:
4.00" Johnson City
1.27" Lake LBJ @ Sandy Harbor
0.78" Lago Vista @ Cow Crk
0.74" Marble Falls
0.38" Fredericksburg 5 N
0.17" Lakeway 6 W
0.11" Mansfield Dam
0.05" Cedar Park
0.03" Oak Hill
We see a few morning storms diving towards the NW Hill Country and, if it holds together, it might be some of the first rain of the day out around Junction to Kerrville. Futurecast shows pop-up storms developing this afternoon near the Capital City but, again, they won't be for everyone. Upper-level winds are flowing northwest to southeast across our part of the Lone Star State, and that's the direction the storms will move.
Except for when we have those storms in the picture, skies should be primarily sunny today. Don't forget your sunscreen! Southeasterly winds could gust up around 15 mph. High pressure continues to camp out over Mexico and is providing more stability to the weather across South Texas. That high will bobble around a bit the next few days, and we think it'll help notch the temps up a few more degrees for the end of the week.
For the first time since September, we expect to get at least into the mid 90s, possibly as soon as tomorrow, with some thermometers easing into the upper 90s for at least a few hours.
Then a shift in the upper-air pattern could allow another weak front to drift into the state as we look towards early next week. It's a slim but noted 20% rain chance Sunday through Tuesday.
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