Overnight storms moving in

Published: May. 23, 2023 at 5:12 PM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2023 at 12:24 AM CDT
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A line of thunderstorms will push through Central Texas during the early morning hours of Wednesday. The severe weather threat doesn’t look overly high for most of us, but some storms could produce some strong winds up to 60 mph and possibly some quarter size hail. These will be very noisy storms as well, because we will likely see frequent cloud-to-ground lightning with these thunderstorms. The storms will impact our western counties between midnight-2am, the I-35 corridor between 2am-4am, and our eastern counties likely after 4am.

More spotty showers are possible during the day Wednesday, but the specific timing with Wednesday’s storms partially depends on Tuesday night’s storms as we could maybe see the highest rain chances early in the day or later in the afternoon. With mostly cloudy skies and the threat of rain, highs likely only reach the upper 70s and low 80s. Wednesday brings us the best chance for showers and thunderstorms for the remainder of the week but we can’t completely shake the rain either.

The overall pattern looks to shift a bit going into the weekend with high pressure a little closer and in control a bit more which means things are heating up. There will still be enough moisture around to give us a daily, isolated rain chance through the weekend. High temperatures this weekend hover in the mid to upper 80s. With higher rain chances next week thanks to afternoon and evening scattered storms, high temperatures next week may continue to remain below average. Highs in the low-to-mid 80s are expected every single day through next Thursday. Yes, next week’s temperature forecast mostly depends on what the rain coverage will be, but most forecast model data points to continued cooler-than-normal high temperatures. The average high climbs to and stays at 90° or above from May 31st to September 20th, so any sort of colder-than-normal weather is well welcomed!

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