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1:55 PM CDT You may be asking , What is that? It is a shower. Some lucky locations are expected to get a passing shower this afternoon as the sea breeze, heat and humidity combined create this pop up shower activity. #txwx
It's certainly felt like summer for a while, and Meteorological Summer began 3 weeks ago, but today is the official beginning of Astronomical Summer. Enjoy the daylight, because for the next 6 months the days will get gradually shorter.
Increasing clouds tonight. Low in the mid to upper 70s. Rest of the week: dry and getting hotter. Highs in the upper 90s and up to 104 degrees. #txwx
(Chants) Come on rain! Some locally heavy downpours are possible through sunset. Locations in the Coastal Plains stand the best chance of an isolated thunderstorm. A lucky few along the I-35 corridor could get a quick shower. Fingers crossed! #txwx
Some isolated showers and the occasional rumble of thunder are passing through areas from northeast of San Marcos and into south Austin. Enjoy the rain if you are lucky enough to get a quick downpour. #txwx
Another mostly clear and seasonal night is in store. Still remaining hot through the weekend, with some relief on the horizon next week in the form of isolated to scattered rains and marginally cooler temperatures by Tuesday and Wednesday.
San Antonio is experiencing it's 3rd driest start to a year on record nearly halfway through. In part due to this dryness, it's also - by a significant margin - much warmer than we've ever seen in the April, May, and June months there.
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Texas until 10 PM CDT
Here's a comparison of what the Nueces River at the 19 Mile Bridge on Highway 55 in Uvalde County looks like normally vs. what it looks like right now after up to 8 inches of rain has fallen in the area. Photo courtesy of Lonnie Davenport.
Update: The risk for damaging hail has increased for locations along and east of I-35 and north of I-10. The tornado risk remains unchanged. Storms will be moving through the I-35 corridor during rush hour. Please stay weather aware and be prepared to take shelter if necessary!
We have received several requests for a week long total snow map. Here is our unofficial map based on preliminary reports for the period of February 14th through February 18th. This definitely was a week that will live in the history books.