Saturday's Outlook: What To Expect From The Severe Weather Threat

Brandon Parsons
April 16, 2018

Move away from open doors and windows and move into an interior hallway or room. A strong cold front will push through the region, bringing a line of storms. This cold front is moving very slowly, so it will take a while to get here. Highs will peak in the mid 60s under partly cloudy skies with winds of 15-30 miles per hour.

The typical high temperature this time of year is 57 degrees, Pollina said, lower than Saturday's high of 71 degrees in Islip - which missed breaking the 2002 record there by 2 degrees. Windy conditions will persist again throughout the day. The American model clears the storms out by Saturday morning, while the European model keeps storms chances in the forecast into Saturday afternoon. An isolated thunderstorm is not out of the question.

Lows will be in the middle 40s Monday morning.

Strong thunderstorms could be in the Foothills around 3 p.m. A few of these storms could become severe.

"Winds still remain the biggest concern as some stronger storms could produce 40+ miles per hour winds", Prinz said.

The possibility of tornadoes or hail are listed as low, but with the enhanced risk, isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out.

Monday looks like a cool and sunny April day. We do still expect things to be quite active around here during the afternoon hours with our first true severe weather event of the Spring season. Upper 60s and lower 70s return Friday through the weekend. While we have a pretty good idea about where the strongest storms may develop, figuring out which one storm will be the strongest isn't possible.

After a chilly start with lows in the 30s and 40s, we're ending the weekend with more sunshine, low humidity and highs in the 70s across South Central Texas. A "backdoor front" - designated by the dashed purple line on this morning's satellite view (left panel of the graphic) - is forcing cooler air and overcast skies southward. We stay dry Friday.

Partly to Mostly cloudy, breezy, warm and humid with a 20% chance for a shower or storm. Cooler temperatures in the beginning of the week will give way to a warming trend by midweek.

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