Although the weather is quiet right now, a chance for some much need rain is expected to develop across the region Friday. Wednesday’s forecast data indicates moisture will spread north from the Gulf of Mexico Thursday night in advance of a trough of low pressure tracking northeast out of northern Mexico. The trough will cause the development of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the Hill Country Friday and the Interstate 35 corridor Friday morning, with the activity spreading east across Central Texas and the middle Texas coast Friday afternoon and evening. The probability for rain at any given location will be near 60-70 percent.
Rain amounts on Friday are not expected to be very heavy, with totals averaging less than a quarter inch across the Hill Country and the I-35 corridor. Totals between La Grange and the middle Texas coast are predicted to be between 0.25 and 0.5 inches.
NWS Rainfall Forecast for the Period 6 pm Wednesday through 6 pm Saturday:
The chance for rain will end from west to east Friday afternoon into Friday evening when a cold front sweeps south through the area bringing drier and cooler air. Lows Saturday morning will range from around 38-40 degrees across the Hill Country, to the mid-40s across Central Texas to the mid-50s near the coast.
Sunny and pleasant weather will be in place Saturday with temperatures climbing to the low and mid-60s. Lows Sunday morning will include the 30s across the Hill Country and the 40s at most other locations
Forecasts call for a second cold front to push across the area Sunday. There will be a quick 30-40 percent chance for scattered rain showers along the front. However, rain amounts should average less than a quarter inch. Colder air will spread in behind the cold front Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.
A hard freeze is forecast across the Hill Country and a light freeze is expected across most of Central Texas late Sunday night into Monday morning. Lows Monday morning will include the mid and upper 20s across the Hill Country, the lower 30s across Central Texas and the mid to upper 30s across the coastal plains.
Sunny and a little warmer weather is forecast next week.