Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Update #13
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
810am CT – Wednesday / 13 May 2015
…. Flash Flood Watch Continues ….
…. Rain and Thunderstorms Moving into The Area From the West ….
Once the precipitation spreads eastward across the IH35 corridor in a few hours..
expect a rainy and stormy day locally. While severe weather (hail, strong straight line
thunderstorm winds, tornadoes) is NOT expected, I do expect that we’ll see a general
1 to 3 inches of rain today into this evening with isolated higher totals.
Periods of heavier rain will result in some flooding problems especially in areas along
and east of the IH corridor where we’ve seen excessive rainfall in the last seven days.
NWS issued flash flood warnings are possible if not likely today into tonight for parts
of the area. Remember the NWS slogan, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown,” — do not try
to drive through flooded low water crossings and remember that it is against the law
to drive through closed and/or barricaded high water areas.
As well, remember that frequent dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning will be a hazard
with passing thunderstorms today into tonight.
…. Looking Ahead ….
Our atmosphere will continue to be moist and unstable as rain chances diminish just a
bit tomorrow into tomorrow night. Another series of disturbances through the weekend
along with another approaching cold front for next Monday and Tuesday will result in
increased rain and potential heavier rain once again. Guidance suggests another 1 to 3
inches of rain possible Sunday through Tuesday.
There are indications through global models that this current weather pattern may
continue through most of next week.
Continuing to monitor… tk