Rain and thunderstorms developed in Central Texas Wednesday afternoon ahead of a southward moving cold front. Heavy downpours and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning were being reported across Burnet and northern Williamson counties as the activity drifted slowly southeast.
Ahead of the developing precipitation, extremely hot conditions prevailed, with Austin reaching a record-tying 105º before a rain-cooled boundary moved into the city. Closer to the rain, temperatures cooled dramatically, dropping into the upper 70s in some areas.
There is a slight chance that one or two of the storms could become severe, with the primary threat being wind gusts of 50-60 mph in storm-related downbursts.
Rainfall is expected to end after sunset, but scattered showers will be possible again over the next couple of days as the front becomes stationary near the area.
In Austin, temperatures reached triple-digits for the 17th straight day, and the fifth most on record.
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