Severe storms are possible overnight into Sunday

Severe storms are possible overnight into Sunday

Nick Panin, Christine Currie, Rich Segal, and Jim Spencer

1 day ago

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some active weather will bring a series of storms and heavy rain to Central Texas after midnight into Sunday morning with more storms possible later in the day as well.

Saturday evening looks calm with partly to mostly cloudy skies. At worst you will feel an incomplete spray or a very short shower.


Overnight-Sunday morning storms

A long line of strong, severe storms appears to be approaching the Western Hills area after 1 or 2 a.m

HRRR Model 2am Sunday

As it moves east, early forecasts are for it to arrive in metro Austin counties (Williamson, Travis, Hays) after 5 a.m.

HRRR model 6 a.m. Sunday
HRRR model 6 a.m. Sunday

Overnight and early morning storms will likely produce severe weather in the form of damaging winds, large hail and even a tornado.

Overnight and early Sunday severe weather threats
Overnight and early Sunday severe weather threats

The highest risk of severe weather is in the Hill Country and west Austin metro, which is less than 2 out of 5 severe. Severe weather concerns are much higher to our north through North Texas and into Oklahoma.

Overnight and early Sunday morning severe weather risk (SPC)
Overnight and early Sunday morning severe weather risk (SPC)

The severe risk drops to 1 in 5 for Austin and most areas east of I-35.

The storm should decrease in intensity as it moves eastward during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Sunday: late morning until afternoon

But wait…more storms may develop late in the morning and through the afternoon, especially near and east of I-35. These storms may also be strong or severe.

Areas near and east, especially northeast Austin, are at Level 1 or 2 out of 5 severe weather risk for the rest of Sunday to account for potential redevelopment.

Severe weather risk for remainder of Sunday (after 7am)
Severe weather risk for remainder of Sunday (after 7am) (SPC)

The same threats early Sunday should continue the rest of Sunday. Isolated tornadoes, large hail, and gusty winds.

Severe threats for the rest of Sunday (after 7am)
Severe threats for the rest of Sunday (after 7am)

Most of us should get at least some rain overnight and into Sunday, though rain amounts will likely range from a quarter of an inch in many locations, to about 1-3 inches of total precipitation before the day is over.

Storms should be more isolated on Monday, but most of us are already at Level 1 out of 5 severe weather risk during the second half of the day.

Severe Risk Monday (SPC)
Severe Risk Monday (SPC)

Daily rain chances will continue until the end of next week.

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