Updated: 05/24/2013 03:08 PM
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING will be in effect for western Caldwell, Hays and Travis Counties until 6:30. A SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY will be in effect for Burnet County until 5:30.
Keep an eye to the sky today, tonight and Saturday. Times of showers and thunderstorms are forecast over the next 24+ hours. Check in with the interactive radar throughout the day. This is the current look at Doppler radar:
Two areas of heavy rain converged on the western Hill Country beginning late last night. One came from the north, the other from the west. Two gauges measured more than 5 inches of rain:
5.22" San Saba River at Menard
5.03" 17 miles northwest of Junction
The map below indicates is the radar measurement of how much rain has fallen:
In whole numbers:
The rain is due to an upper-level disturbance over northern Mexico moving to the northeast. There will be a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, dropping to a 30% chance of mainly light rain overnight. The chance of showers and thunderstorms will be 30% Saturday. Isolated convection is possible Sunday.
The in-house computer model looks promising for some heavy rains in the Hill Country. The Futurecast model is depicting the majority of the heavy rain staying west of I-35:
Temperatures will, at best, peak in the middle 80s today, climbing to a range of middle 80s to around 90 Saturday.
The southeast to south flow remains consistent through the middle of next week. However, there does not appear to be any weather disturbances in the middle and upper flow to lead to rain for Monday and Tuesday. Highs both days will be in the low to middle 90s.
Your YNN 8 Day Forecast has showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast late next week.
A look at some of this morning's lows shows Fredericksburg at 63. That's because there was some rain there overnight that continued into the afternoon with .26" measured by 12:45.Triangle Forming In the Sky....
The planets Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus will soon form a triangle in the western skies
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Be safe this weekend.Meteorologist Rich Segal