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A very active weather pattern will be setting up over Central Texas on Saturday.  Abundant Gulf moisture and a strong upper level wave of energy will provide us with strong storms.  I feel heavy rain will be the biggest threat, but there could be some storms capable of producing large hail and damaging winds.  There will also be some movement within some of the storms and that means the tornadic threat can’t be ruled out.

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I think there will be flash flood warnings, watches and advisories issued for most of the area with the heavy rain threat.  Our in-house forecast model is showing some impressive rainfall possibilities for Saturday.

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With the potential for this high of rainfall over a 36 hour period we will all have to be alert for flooding.

Showers and storms will likely be a big issue for the Baylor Game.

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Temperatures will stay in the 60s for the whole game, but the rain could be very heavy at times and if you factor in the chance for lightning…there could be some delays.

Here is the very latest on what FUTURETRAC is showing for Saturday.  Keep in mind that the timing will likely change, but it gives you a great idea of how the radar could look Saturday afternoon.

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The main thing to take away from this forecast is that Saturday could be really dangerous and messy.  It’s a good idea to stay indoors until this system has moved through the area.  It will likely be weakening and pushing out of the area by late Saturday night.  Then we have beautiful weather moving in for Sunday.

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Showers and storms in the forecast for Friday.  Some times of heavy rain will be possible, but the heaviest rainfall is more likely for Saturday.

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During the morning hours we are looking at some light rain and drizzle.  As the afternoon and evening approaches we could see an increase in thunderstorm activity.   There could be storms capable of producing gusty winds and small hail.  The strongest severe threat will be west of the viewing area.

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FUTURETRAC is showing some developing storms towards sunset today.  Here is the very latest.

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Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

Temperatures will stay mild today with a partly sunny sky and south winds.  I do have a slight chance for showers in the forecast, but nothing severe or heavy to worry about.

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Here is a look at what FUTURETRAC is showing for later today.

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Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

Finally we get some nice temperatures in the forecast.  Our highs will continue to stay below average today, but at least they will be warmer compared to the past several days.

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We are moving into a nice weather pattern for the next couple of days.  Temperatures will be near average by Wednesday afternoon with highs finally returning to the 60s.

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Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

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Thanks to another cold front our highs will stay well below average this afternoon.  There is an abundance of dry air moving in behind this front and that is helping to clear out the cloud cover this morning.  So at least we will have plenty of sunshine in the forecast today.

Our winds will be breezy out of the north today and that will make the temperatures feel even cooler.  Tomorrow there are some changes in the forecast…good…very good changes.  Our winds will be shifting to the south and southwest and that will help our temperatures reach the 50s.  I never thought I would be so excited for highs in the 50s!!!

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Expect another cold afternoon for Central Texas.  Highs will stay in the 40s, but our wind speeds will be much lighter today.  No wind gusts like we have been dealing with for the past several days.

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Saturday our winds will switch to the Southeast and that will help get temperatures into the 50s and 60s. Still cooler than average, but much warmer than it has been all week!!!

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Parts of the area are still under a Freeze Warning this morning.  These areas shaded in blue are the areas that were unable to reach 32° Wednesday morning.  It is very likely that these areas will reach that mark for official lows this morning.  Here is a look at where the temperatures were at 4AM.

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Looking at today’s highs you will notice we are well below average…but it’s not just well below our average high…we are going to cooler than our average lows this afternoon.  That gives you an idea of how cold our temperatures will be today.  Definitely wear layers and do your best to stay warm!

Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

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