Periods of rain and thunderstorms expected through Friday morning

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Showers and a few thunderstorms developed Wednesday in what is just the first wave of rain expected across Texas through Friday. Some beneficial rain totals exceeding two inches will be possible in some areas before the precipitation ends for the weekend.

Only patchy showers, some light fog and drizzle are forecast Thursday, but widespread rain and thunderstorms are expected Thursday night through Friday morning. The rain should end from west to east Friday afternoon. Up to 1.5 inches of rain is possible in the Hill Country, with 1-2 inches or more from the Austin metro area across counties east of IH-35.

The storm system will be followed by a beautiful December weekend.  Look for a mix of clouds and sunshine both days, with seasonable temperatures. Dry, pleasant weather will follow Monday through Christmas Eve.

With more rain on the way, be sure to download our brand-new KXAN First Warning Weather app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The app will provide you with severe weather warnings and alerts, interactive radar with layering options, and the most accurate hour-by-hour temperature and rain forecasts from the First Warning Weather team.

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