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Isolated Severe Storms and Heavy Rainfall Expected through Early This Evening

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…Strong to Severe Storms Possible along and east of I-35 through early this evening…
…Pockets of Locally Heavy Rainfall Possible through early this evening…

Area of Concern:
Through early this evening: areas along and east of Interstate 35

Threats & Impacts:


Winds: Isolated severe storms capable of producing straight-line winds up to 60 mph.
Hail: Isolated severe storms capable of producing quarter to golf ball sized hail.


Rainfall: Up to 1.5 inches expected along and east of the I-35 corridor, with isolated totals of 3 inches. Lesser amounts westward along the Rio Grande Plains.

Timing and Overview:

A cold front is pushing across the area and extends from the southern Edwards Plateau northeast into central Texas. The frontal boundary is forecast to push to the southeast throughout the day. This feature in addition to an upper level disturbance moving across the four corners region this morning and expected to push to the east-northeast this afternoon will aid for shower and thunderstorm development for much of today and especially along and east of Interstate 35. Heavy rain is expected ahead and along the frontal boundary as it pushes to the southeast. Also, there is a slight chance for strong to severe storms today along and east of Interstate 35. Main severe weather threats will be large hail and damaging winds. In addition, localized heavy rain could result in flash flooding. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through 7 PM this evening. Shower and storm activity significantly diminishes this evening as the cold front moves into the coastal waters.

Confidence:

Severe Storms: Moderate

Rainfall Amounts: Moderate to High

Additional Information Resources:

NWS Austin / San Antonio Webpage: http://www.weather.gov/sanantonio
Storm Prediction Center: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
Report Severe Weather to us on Twitter using: @NWSSanAntonio and #ewxspotter

Sincerely,
Orlando Bermudez
NWS Austin / San Antonio

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