From Rusty Garrett:
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch from the I-35 corridor into East Texas, was hoisted this Tuesday afternoon, scheduled to expire by 11pm, if not sooner!.
Afternoon rain developed across Central Texas by 3pm as a weak cool front slid into our area. Overnight lows fall into the low and middle 50s, challenging a low temperature record of 52° set in 1917. Mostly clear skies are in the forecast by morning and continue through the day Wednesday. The weather will be wonderful with highs in the lower and middle 80s behind northwesterly winds.
Strong southerly winds return Thursday through the early part of the weekend, pulling up abundant humidity and warm air. High temperatures Thursday climb into the upper 80s. By Friday and Saturday, highs climb into the lower 90s with heat index values potentially topping 100°.
Although not in the forecast right now, the dry line may move close enough to Central Texas for highs to approach 100° Friday or Saturday near and west of Highway 281.
As a cool front approaches Sunday, showers and thunderstorms may be potentially more widespread. As of now, Sunday does not look like a washout. The front may stall close to Central Texas, keeping a chance of rain in the forecast Memorial Day. We'll be fine tuning the forecast as the holiday weekend draws closer.