Thursday's cold front arrived with a bang! Severe storms delivered wind damage, hail, and briefly heavy downpours, and there's another round possible this weekend. (Scroll down for yesterday's rain totals.)
In the meantime, we're enjoying a cooler, drier finish to the week with forecast highs only in the mid-70s today and the rain chance low at only 20 percent.
Cooler northeast winds make it feel much more seasonable out there today, and nearly the same tomorrow with a forecast high around 76.
The upper-level Pacific disturbance we've watch all week long out west is finally moving eastward, and it's projected to cross into the Great Plains during the first half of the weekend.
Our in-house computer model points to some scattered showers and isolated storms breaking out during the day Saturday (60 percent chance) then a batch of strong to severe storms could billow up after dark. The model currently brings the peak into the Austin area around 2 to 4 a.m. Sunday.
If it all works out like we think right now, any rain will be long gone by sunrise Easter morning, leaving us with a low 20 percent rain chance for the day. Sunday sunrise, by the way, is at 7:06 a.m. in the Capital City.
It'll be bright, breezy, and warm on Sunday afternoon with high temps topping out in the low 80s.
A notably stronger cold front looks to bring cooler conditions to most areas east of the Rockies for most of next week, and it's on track to arrive here late Sunday night.
Get ready to pull out your jackets again! We're heading to chilly morning 30s and 40s again next week with daytime temps running cooler than the normal high of 79 most days.
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Thursday's top rain totals:
1.08" Cedar Park
0.77" Round Rock
0.69" Lago Vista
0.64" Decker Lake
0.33" Austin Airport
0.19" Dripping Springs
0.10" San Marcos