Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Update #8 – FINAL
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
110am CT – Sunday / 30 April 2017
.. Another Round of Rain Showers and Thunderstorms Over the Next Few Hours ..
.. Severe Weather Not Anticipated ..
At 110am this Sunday morning.. an upper air disturbance is moving eastward out of west Texas with
scattered rain showers and thunderstorms spreading eastward into the IH35 corridor. Severe
weather is not anticipated; occasional deadly lightning along with the possibility of some small hail
will occur as these thunderstorms move through our area between now and 5am. As this disturbance
moves through, gusty northerly winds will increase as the cold front continues its move off the
There are no longer any watches in effect for our local area.
Along the IH35 corridor, in summary, we had few small hail reports early Saturday evening but the
reports were sub-severe. It looks like cooler, much drier and more stable air will take hold over the
area today in the wake of this last upper air disturbance. We’ll take the break in the weather and the
sunshine later today into Monday and Tuesday before another upper level low pressure storm system
and associated cold front takes aim on Texas with the chance of thunderstorms by mid into late week.
In closing, I will mention the deadly round of tornadoes over areas to our distant northeast around
Canton (Van Zandt County) last evening – with a death toll of at least five, dozens injured and severe
property damage (including a former student of mine that had considerable damage loss to the family
farm he has worked so hard on – but everyone is OK – we’ve talked through the evening). Let’s just
remember our first responders.. local, state and even federal.. from throughout Texas that have been
dispatched to that community to help in search and rescue operations as we comfortably sleep.
Just a reminder to remember that this is our severe weather season.. always be weather aware!
This is my final statement on this weather situation.