Late-day severe storm risk continues through the weekend

Published: May. 5, 2023 at 5:09 PM CDT|Updated: May. 5, 2023 at 10:04 PM CDT
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We still have late-day and evening rain and storm chances around both on Saturday and Sunday, but storms may form farther away from Central Texas. That could mean that the rain would start later and last longer into the evening/overnight as Saturday transitions into Sunday morning. Hail, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall are the primary concerns with any storm this weekend. It’s hot for Saturday -- we climb to around 90 but the extra humidity makes it feel like the upper 90s with some spots even feeling as hot as triple digits. Yuck! We need some of that rain to come in and cool things off for a bit!

While the near-term weather pattern continues to bring us the possibility of scattered showers and storms through at least Tuesday, the mid-week and late-week weather pattern next week may lead to lower severe weather chances but higher chances for steadier rain. After Tuesday, a legitimate storm system could move into the Plains and hang around for a few days. While we’re still too far away for specifics, the weather pattern looks to bring us daily storm chances that may be more rain maker than severe weather maker.

Saturday’s morning temperatures in the upper 60s will warm into the upper 80s and low 90s again with a 30% chance of storms. Saturday’s heat index values will again be in the upper 90s but a slight drop in temperatures and a slight drop in humidity Sunday will be to our benefit as highs reach the mid-to-upper 80s and heat index values top out around 95°.

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