Central Texas to end the week with possible storms

Posted at 11:02 AM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 12:21:28-05

It was another cloudy start to the day on Thursday, and noticeably muggier.

A southerly wind pattern increased humidity values across Central Texas, and that will continue to be the trend as we finish off the week. Clouds are expected to break a bit between Thursday afternoon and evening, bringing an isolated chance of thunderstorms to the region. Temperatures will likely top out in the mid to upper 70s. 

Friday looks to be a bit stormier, with scattered thunderstorms in the forecast. The First Alert 25 Weather Team has posted a 50 percent chance of storms for Central Texas, and a low chance for severe weather. Afternoon highs will be similar to Thursday, along with the presence of muggy air.

Intermittent storms are expected on Saturday as a cold front approaches Central Texas.

Initially, storms will be scattered in nature before a line of showers and thunderstorms passes over the state. Although the threat for severe weather is low, rainfall rates will increase toward the end of the day. Between Friday and Saturday, Central Texas could see anywhere from a half an inch of rain to an inch and a quarter of rain. Make sure to have those umbrellas ready if you have outdoor plans! 

Conditions will cool off significantly on Sunday thanks to the cold frontal passage. Highs are forecast to be in the upper 50s and low 60s, and lows should drop into the upper 30s and low 40s.

Keep it with KXXV and the First Alert 25 Weather Team for your latest Central Texas forecast. 

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