AUSTIN (KXAN) — After another very warm day Friday, we’ve got some changes to our weather pattern for the weekend including the chance for thunderstorms.

Overnight a few spotty showers will be possible.. The majority of us will see partly cloudy skies turning mostly cloudy.

Drizzle, sprinkles and a few spotty showers are possible Saturday morning as the weekend starts gray. Breaks of sunshine will be possible Saturday afternoon allowing temperatures to jump back up into the upper 70s.

An approaching cold front will increase shower and storm chances Saturday evening, night and the early hours of Sunday morning. Rain chances are up to 60% for this period with the potential for a storm or two to become strong or severe.

Future clouds/radar for midnight Sunday morning
Future clouds/radar for midnight Sunday morning

The Storm Prediction Center has included most of Central Texas in a “Marginal” 1 out of 5 severe weather risk Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Our main concern during this period will be for lightning and gusty wind with a very low tornado and hail threat as well.

Severe threat Saturday night-Sunday morning
Severe threat Saturday night-Sunday morning

Rain wraps up early Sunday, but plenty of clouds hang around the majority of the day. It will be a bit cooler for Sunday with highs in the low 70s, but the rest of the day looks drier.

An extended period of jacket weather is expected that may last through Christmas weekend.

8-14 day temperature outlook (NOAA Climate Prediction Center)
8-14 day temperature outlook (NOAA Climate Prediction Center)

Central Texas’ Cedar season has begun

The first cedar of the season showed up under the microscope this week. The cedar counts will start trending up from December to January. Allergy sufferers, beware!

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