Showers and storms will increase in coverage throughout the day as a cold front gets closer. An upper level low spinning to our west is enhancing the development of slow moving, heavy rainfall across West Central Texas...and we expect some of this heavy rainfall to shift east and into the Western Hill Country today.
The front arrives to our northern counties around midnight, through the metro closer to sunrise, and will sit to the south by Monday evening. It's an overall 50% rain/storm chance today, increasing to 80% overnight with the arrival of the cold front. With the front nearby tomorrow, we'll keep a 60% chance for showers and storms in the forecast for the first half of the day...decreasing to 20% by Tuesday.
The National Weather Service suggests some 1"-3" rainfall totals for areas west and along 35, and around 1" east of 35. The heaviest rainfall is still expected across West Central Texas through Monday, with heavy rainfall amounts from 3"-5"+. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for the Permian Basin, Trans Pecos and Big Bend area....if your travel plans take you out west, please monitor that latest road conditions!
The rain and clouds will keep daytime temperatures on the cooler side today in the 80s. Overnight, already cooler with temps dropping into the mid 60s to low 70s.
It will finally feel like fall behind the front! Temps Monday will struggle to get out of the 70s, and we'll find some of the coolest mornings of the season so far with 50s and 60s by Tuesday and Wednesday. High pressure builds in by Wednesday, delivering dry and comfy conditions for the rest of next week. Right now it looks like afternoon temps will stay below normal through next weekend. This is great news for the first weekend of the ACL Music Festival! Plan for sunshine and warm afternoons in the upper 80s if you're heading out to Zilker this weekend.
Plan here with your 7 Day Forecast.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
-Meteorologist Emily Borchard