Rain on the way this weekendApril 13th, 2012 at 12:25 pm by Natalie Stoll under Weather
There is a lot going on this weekend here in Austin. A look at the skies today probably has people worried about a wash-out. The good news: the chances for rain are very small Friday and Saturday.
The best rain chances hold off until Sunday. An upper level low pressure system sitting off the west coast Friday will push east this weekend. It’ll drag a cold front across Central Texas Sunday night. Showers and thunderstorms are likely. Some may be severe with heavy rain.
Other parts of the country are worrying about severe weather as early as this afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has parts of Oklahoma in a slight risk for severe weather. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible.
As that upper level low pushes east, conditions become very good for a severe weather outbreak over the Plains. A dryline and warm front will intersect over Oklahoma. The cold front will stretch back over west Texas.
Combine that will upper level energy and conditions are ripe for a severe weather outbreak, including multiple tornadoes. The SPC has issued a rare “high risk” for portions of Oklahoma and Kansas. Even more rare is the fact they’ve done this a day out.