Here’s the latest update from our friends at the National Weather Service office in New Braunfels:
Good Morning South-Central Texas Partners,
…Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding Today Across South Central Texas…
Area of Concern:
Slight risk for all of South Central Texas, with the greatest risk northeast of a Kerrville to New Braunfels to Cuero line including the Austin metro area.
Threats & Impacts:
Winds: Damaging Winds up to 60 MPH. Could cause damage to powerlines, trees, and small structures.
Hail: Up to Quarter to Half-Dollar Sized Hail (1.0-1.25″).
Rainfall: Average rainfall of 0.25-0.5 inches, with isolated spots up to 1-2 inches. Flash flooding will be possible in areas that have received the greatest rainfall over the past 48 hours.
Tornadoes: Isolated, brief tornadoes are possible.
Timing and Overview:
Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon through mid-evening as the strong upper level low pressure system in the Rockies begins to move east. Short-term models are coming into better agreement that scattered thunderstorms will most likely develop in west Texas, the Hill Country, and high terrain of Mexico this afternoon before moving into the I-35 corridor and areas east during the late afternoon and evening hours. The greatest risk of severe thunderstorms will be northeast of a Kerrville to New Braunfels to Cuero line, but there is still an isolated threat southwest of this line into San Antonio and the Rio Grande Plains. The primary threats will be damaging wind and flash flooding, though an isolated brief tornado is possible. Flash flooding is still a threat in areas that have already received a few inches of rain due to saturated soils in those areas, but storms should be lower in coverage and move faster than yesterday. See attached images.
- Severe Chances: Moderate
- Flash Flooding Chances: Low-Moderate
Additional Information Resources:
· NWS Austin / San Antonio Contact Numbers: 800-292-5508 or 830-606-3617
· NWS Austin / San Antonio Webpage: http://www.weather.gov/sanantonio
· Storm Prediction Center: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
· Online Severe Weather Reporting: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/StormReport/SubmitReport.php?site=EWX
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