After a stormy start to the work week, things have really calmed down across Central Texas.
Rivers and lakes are still recovering after the immense amount of rain that we received between Monday and Tuesday. A flood advisory remains in effect for Limestone and Robertson Counties, with no ending in site. Major flooding is still occurring along the Navasota River near Normangee, Texas, while moderate flooding is affecting areas near Easterly, Texas. Parts of the Navasota were roughly five feet above flood stage early Friday morning. If it wasn’t already an issue, many river systems are at risk for additional flooding if more rain moves through the region. Let’s break down the forecast throughout the next week or so.
(Navasota River near HWY 84. KXXV Viewer Picture)
High temperatures steadily climbed over the past few days, and will continue to do so into the holiday weekend. Friday afternoon should feature high temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s around Central Texas, while Saturday should be similar under mostly cloudy skies. Humidity will stick around, which could play into your Easter Sunday forecast.
As we finish off the holiday weekend, a weak disturbance will move through Central Texas. This disturbance, combined with daytime heating, could initiate some isolated thunderstorms between Sunday afternoon and evening. The good news is we are not expecting widespread rain across the area (which should give our rivers a bit of time to recover). However, some of these storms could become strong to severe. Again, they should be very scattered in nature, but will have the potential to produce hail and gusty winds. Overall, most residents should stay clear of storms throughout Easter Weekend.
Isolated storms could carry into parts of Monday before a dryline sets up on Tuesday. The dryline may bring a better chance for storms between Tuesday afternoon and evening, before another lull in the weather pattern takes place Wednesday and Thursday.
The First Alert 25 Weather Team is keeping an eye on the end of next week, which could feature a strong cold frontal passage over the Southern Plains. If this forecast verifies, we could be looking at a scenario featuring heavy rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. At this point, it is still about a week out, so there is quite a bit of uncertainty in the forecast. Again, it is worth keeping an eye on, considering the current state of our rivers and lakes.
Keep it with KXXV News Channel 25 and the First Alert Weather Team for your latest forecasts.
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