Weather Blog: Storm season is upon us

Posted at 7:41 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 20:41:06-04

To start off the week, how about some storms?

Monday will be featuring some afternoon showers and storms that'll continue into the overnight hours, but wrap up by the time you wake up Tuesday morning.

Some of these storms can be on the strong side, so we have to watch out for the potential of up to quarter sized hail, heavy downpours that can cause creeks or streams to overflow, and periods of gusty winds up to 60 mph.

Tuesday and Wednesday appear to be an almost picture perfect forecast with mostly to partly sunny skies both days and highs in the 70s! It'll be great days to do some outdoor exercising!

Our next storm system will be moving through towards the end of the week. We're watching for a few showers and storms for Thursday and Friday ahead of our next cold front moving through.

As we're starting to head into April, we're digging deeper and deeper into the heart of severe weather season. Luckily, we shouldn't expect to see much in terms of severe weather at least for this, but we all know how Texas can be!

Looking ahead to April statistics, this is one of the most active months of the year for severe weather. Remember last year that EF-3 tornado that ripped through the town of Franklin in Robertson county? That was on April 13! Almost every week last year, we had at least one day that involved some sort of severe weather. So make sure you stay tuned in for the latest updated forecast by the First Alert 25 weather team.

Don't think April can see the 100s? Think again! Our hottest temperature recorded on April 9 was 101° set back in 1963. We even saw some snowfall this late in the season before. April 7, 2007, we saw 3.4" of snow! Also on April 7 but in 2009, the coldest temperature ever recorded for the month was 26°.