End of the work week rain chancesApril 19th, 2012 at 11:34 am by Natalie Stoll under Weather
It’s been a pretty dry April so far. We’ve seen only 0.20″ of rain at Camp Mabry and less out at the airport. The good news is we’re still ahead for the year and there’s a chance for rain to round out this week of sunshine.
An upper level low diving into the Midwest will push a cold front through Texas Friday.
As it moves through the Austin area by the afternoon, there’s a chance for showers and thunderstorms to develop along the front. To our east, there is better moisture and even some support for isolated strong to severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center has put the region stretching from Austin to the Gulf coast in a slight risk for severe weather. Hail and damaging winds are the primary threats.
The front will race toward the coast by evening, ending the rain chances. Drier air filters in overnight and we’re in for a gorgeous weekend. There’ll be a ton of sun with afternoon highs in the 70s.