Threat of severe storms tonight

April 27th, 2013 at 9:56 am by under Weather
The Storm Prediction Center places all of central Texas in the "slight risk" area for severe thunderstorms late this evening through the overnight hours.

The Storm Prediction Center places all of central Texas in the “slight risk” area for severe thunderstorms late this evening through the overnight hours

Tonight, a weak cool front drifting southward from north Texas will stall across our area – providing a focal point for shower and thunderstorm development.

Due to the unstable springtime airmass and convergence along the cool front, the Storm Prediction Center has placed all of central Texas in a “slight risk” area for severe weather late this evening through the overnight hours.

The main threat from these storms will be large hail – potentially larger than golfball-sized.

That cool front will sag south of our area by late Sunday morning, taking any significant rain chances along with it. Showers will likely wrap up by late Sunday morning, with clearing skies expected late Sunday afternoon.

Rainfall should be heaviest south of Highway 290, with some totals of 1″ – 1.5″ possible.

Forecast rainfall totals through Sunday afternoon from the KXAN First Warning Weather Center.

Forecast rainfall totals through Sunday afternoon from the KXAN First Warning Weather Center

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