Low clouds and higher dewpoints have surged into South Central Texas early Thursday. A few sprinkles have already begun to develop and light rain and showers are expected for the afternoon. South winds will continue to pump moisture northward, keeping clouds thick and holding temperatures in the middle 60s.
Thursday afternoon a Flash Flood Watch will begin for the region, effective through noon Saturday. Showers and rain will become more widespread with heavier rains overnight into Friday morning.
Early Friday, a strong cold front and potent upper level disturbance collide over Texas. There is a potential for strong and severe storms as well as some heavy rain. Right now, the primary concern is heavy rain with four to six inches area wide and higher isolated amounts. Of some concern is the potential for the surface front to stall across the Hill Country. This setup could produce isolated rain totals near eight inches.
The threat of severe storms is fairly low with some small hail and gusty winds possible. Remember, if you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around – don’t drown!
The storm should clear the area early Saturday. More details are in the Seven Day Forecast.
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