Thursday, May 26th, 2016
FLASH FLOOD WATCH for Burnet, Blanco, Williamson, Travis, Hays, Lee, Bastrop, Caldwell and Fayette Counties until 6am Friday and for Milam County until 6pm Friday.
Flash Flood Warning for Lee County, Northern Fayette County and Eastern Bastrop Counties until 10:15pm.
WEATHER ALERT DAYS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
It's time to stay weather aware over the next 48 hours. Storms have the chance to get active this afternoon and into your Friday. Today brings the Slight Risk of severe storms to the Hill Country and over into your I-35 corridor. A Marginal Risk for areas east of town. On Friday, the Slight Risk expands from the Hill Country through our eastern counties. The greatest threats will be for large hail, high winds and localized flooding. Rain totals will average 1-3" with pockets of 4+ in some areas. If you'd like to track the storms, head here: http://keyetv.com/weather/radar
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016 FORECAST
Saturday and Sunday, I'm keeping a 20% rain chance for possible isolated showers and storms. Memorial Day Monday, has been wishy-washy but as of this morning I'm downgrading rain chances to 10%. That could change quickly since we're in somewhat of an active pattern. Keep your umbrella and your KEYE Weather App Handy so you can dodge any storms that fire.
KEYE ROUND ROCK EXPRESS WEEKEND
Tonight through Monday, we'll be celebrating KEYE weekend at the Dell Diamond. Many KEYE-ers will be throwing out the first pitch on Friday evening - weather permitting! For now, Friday's first pitch forecast is 79 degrees with a 40% chance of showers/storms at 7:05pm. Earlier in the afternoon Friday, I have a 70% chance of showers/storms - but I do think the best chances may be north and push east through the afternoon into the evening.
TEXAS FLOOD WEEK
This week is Flood Awareness Week and you only need to look at last Memorial Day Weekend to know why it's crucial to be prepared. The Texas Water Development Board launched a brand new website with some great tools to help keep you informed and educated about potential flooding where you live: http://www.texasflood.org
Lake Travis dropped to 103% with Lake Buchanan at 94% and combined storage at 99% Wednesday. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport/report.aspx
Our mold count dropped from high to medium Wednesday. We also had grass pollen at low. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
The UV Index for Thursday will be 8 out of 11 so be sure to use sunscreen! Limiting your sun exposure from 10am to 2pm when the sun's rays are strongest is always a good practice. Check the UV Index here: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1
AIR QUALITY FORECAST
Thursday's air quality is expected to be back in the good range. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
Meteorologist Jordan Steele
Today's Record Temperatures