AUSTIN (KXAN) — A potent storm system is approaching from the western U.S. and will move across Central Texas Saturday. Increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms are expected between now and then.
By Saturday afternoon/evening, widespread rain and thunderstorms are expected, with some storms possibly severe. See the severe weather update from the National Weather Service below.
A 30% chance of showers is forecast through Friday morning, a 40% chance Friday, and 80% chance Saturday. Saturday’s storm will exit that night, leaving behind beautiful weather Sunday, with sunshine and highs in the 70s.
The storm system will likely bring some beneficial rain to many areas. Rainfall totals of 1/2 to 1 inch will be possible across the Hill Country to the IH-35 area, with amounts of 1 to 2 inches possible in areas east of the IH-35 corridor.
- Strong to severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall.
- Isolated Tornadoes with a few Supercells possible.
- Rainfall totals of 1/2 to 1 inch. Isolated totals to 2 inches. Rain Rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour in heavier storms.
- Mainly minor urban, nuisance type flooding for the San Antonio and Austin metro areas expected at this time. However, we will need to watch areas along and east of I-35 carefully for heavier rainfall amounts.