From: Chief Meteorologist Alex Garcia
We are still on track to see rain Friday into Saturday timeframe. Gulf moisture will continue to flow into the region today and tonight providing the fuel for rain. An atmospheric disturbance will likely provide the energy to lift the moisture and begin the rain process.
Forecast models show we could see rain develop over the Burros mountains in Mexico and move eastward into the Western DMA before sunrise Friday morning. Isolated showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms will move into the Hill Country during the early morning hours. This area of showers and thunderstorms will move out by mid-afternoon.
Shower and storms will return overnight Friday into Saturday morning as the main system moves across the region. Storms will focus along Highway 281 and eastward Saturday afternoon and evening. A cold front will drop into the region late Saturday evening along with drier, cooler air.
While we will have many of the right ingredients to create strong to severe thunderstorms we may not have the right amounts of each. So, we may just be looking at a cloudy and wet weather pattern. We will keep a wary eye on the situation as it unfolds. There is still time for change and the approach of yet another atmospheric feature could enhance storm potential.
Friday will likely start out cloudy with temperatures in the mid-50s. South winds will continue to funnel gulf moisture into the region. Scattered showers and perhaps a storm or two will be across the region. Clouds and rain will hold the temperature climb keeping it to the mid-60s by the lunch hour. The afternoon will be ruled by clouds and rain moving out of the region. Peak afternoon highs will be limited to the low 70s. Rain potential will be on the rise Friday evening into Saturday morning. Mid-evening temperatures will drop into the mid-60s.
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