We've launched KEYE Weather Alert Days - and Friday is our first one. VIDEO and explainer here: http://keyetv.com/news/local/introducing-keye-weather-alert-days
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2015
2 WEATHER ALERT DAYS
It's going to be a wet holiday weekend and it now looks likely that 2 days during the stretch could bring weather hazardous enough to give you extra warning so you can prepare. Friday and Saturday are now KEYE Weather Alert Days - for the potential of heavy rain. We could see rain totals of 2-4" from Wednesday through Sunday, with the majority of the rain falling Friday night through Saturday. This will affect a LOT of weekend plans, so make sure to keep checking in. You can always search hashtag #keyewx on Social Media for updates and download our free KEYE Weather App too.
HOW MUCH RAIN AND WHEN?
Totals from Wednesday through Sunday look like they could reach 2-4" from Austin points west through the Hill Country with 1-3" totals in our eastern counties.
Here's the breakdown.
TODAY: Drizzle & spotty showers | Rain chance: 20% | Rain totals: Less than 1/10"
THANKSGIVING: Spotty AM, scattered PM showers | Rain chance: 50% | Rain totals: Up to 1/4"
BLACK FRIDAY: Scattered showers by day, t-storms at night | Rain chance: 90% | Rain totals: Up to 1"
SATURDAY: Showers & t-storms | Rain chance: 90% | Rain totals: 1-2"
SUNDAY: AM rain, PM gradually tapering late | Rain chance: 70% | Rain totals: 1/2" or less
Sandra strengthened to a hurricane in the Eastern Pacific. She'll continue to grow in strength while she's out at sea. She may grow to a Cat 3 before she makes landfall in Mexico. The remnants of this storm are likely to sweep into Central Texas this weekend. That could enhance the rain we get and also slow down a cold front - which could keep the rain chances lingering a little longer. There's still quite a bit of uncertainty in how big an impact Sandra's remnants could have.
Track the storm: http://keyetv.com/weather/hurricane-tracker
THUNDERCLOUD SUBS TURKEY TROT
Team KEYE is running the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot and the weather's looking mild - but I do have a 30% chance of showers during the race which starts at 9:30AM Thanksgiving Day. If it rains, the rain looks very light - more like scattered drizzle/passing showers. Temp: 67. Winds: SE 10-15. Hope to see you there!
Texas Tech visits UT at DKR and I've got a 50% chance of showers during the game Thanksgiving night. Rain looks light and it may be scattered as opposed to steady. Take your rain gear just in case! 6:30PM kickoff temp: a mild 72! Winds: SE 10-15.
CHUY'S CHILDREN GIVING TO CHILDREN PARADE
KEYE is broadcasting the parade live at 11AM Saturday! We'll be out with the KEYE float and Los Texas Wranglers as usual - rain or shine. Don't forget to bring an unwrapped toy for Operation Blue Santa! Plan on rain and possibly steady rain. I'm forecasting a 90% chance of rain with a parade temp of 49 and north winds 10-15 mph. Bundle up and wear the rain gear!
ROUND ROCK ROTARY REINDEER RUN
Team KEYE will be running the Round Rock Rotary Reindeer Run Sunday and the weather now looks a little less favorable than before. With Sandra's remnants moving in, it's possible a few spotty showers may still be lingering during registration which starts Sunday at 4PM. 54 at registration, dropping to 52 for the Timed 5K at 5:30 and 50 for the Family walk/run at 6PM. Winds: N 5-15. I'm hopeful the showers will clear out in time for the run. Either wayhope to see you there!
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Happy Thanksgiving Week!
Meteorologist Jordan Steele
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