Monday, May 22nd, 2017
TWO MORE RAIN CHANCES BEFORE WE DRY OUT!
Our stormy stretch rolls on, but our severe weather chances are much lower. We have 2 more rain chances ahead. Most of the storms will be sub-severe with the strongest perhaps bringing some hail or gusty winds.
(1) Overnight – Weakening storms will push into the NW Hill Country and could be strong as they push through Mason, Llano and Burnet Counties before decreasing in intensity. Timing: After midnight. Most likely around 2am NW Hill Country and decreasing to only passing showers by around 4-5am in the I-35 corridor. Rain totals for the Austin area: Little to none.
(2) Tuesday afternoon through evening – A cold front pushing through could trigger a few strong storms mainly from Austin points south. Timing looks like anytime between 2pm to 9pm for the most likely rain. (Earlier in the Hill Country) Rain totals for the Austin area: up to ½” for most, maybe some isolated spots up to 1”
You can always download our free CBS Austin WX Radar App and search hashtag #cbsaustinwx for updates. Plus you can track any showers on our interactive radar here: http://bit.ly/cbsaustinwxradar
Sunshine and high pressure will build back in Wednesday through Friday with temps on the rise! We could see highs back in the 90s as early as Thursday lasting through 2/3 of Memorial Day Weekend.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Though a stray shower can’t be ruled out Saturday, it’s looking mostly dry. Sunday should be mainly dry by day, with showers/storms possible late evening and night. Monday we could see some scattered showers and isolated storms. Despite these rain chances, rain totals look like they’ll remain less than 1”, which thankfully should mean very low flood potential. We’ll keep you updated.
Monday’s count was moderate for mold and low for grass. We also had a trace of oak, sycamore, and birch. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
Lake Travis was at 97% with Lake Buchanan at 94%. Monday’s combined lake level was 95%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport/report.aspx
The UV Index for Tuesday will be 9 of 11 – very high. Burn time for unprotected skin is around 15-25 minutes. Check the UV Index here: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1 Sun safety tips: http://theshadeproject.org/sun-safety-education/
AIR QUALITY FORECAST
Air quality will be good on Tuesday. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
TUE: 81 | Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated storms possible mainly PM. | Rain Chance: 50% | Winds: N/NW 5-15 | Morning Low: 65
WED: 86 | Sunny and dry | Winds: NW 5-10 | Morning Low: 58
THU: 91 | Sunny and hot | Winds: S 10-20 | Morning Low: 64
FRI: 94 | Mostly sunny and hot | Winds: S 10-15 | Morning Low: 73
SAT: 95 | Partly cloudy with only a slim rain chance | Rain Chance: 10% | Winds: S 10-15 | Morning Low: 76
SUN: 94 | Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms mainly late | Rain Chance: 40% | Winds: S/N 5-10 | Morning Low: 76
MON: 86 | Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated storms possible | Rain Chance: 30% | Winds: N/NE 5-10 | Morning Low: 72
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CBS Austin Chief Meteorologist Chikage Windler
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