Forecast

Heavy rain and severe storms possible this week

2"-4" of rain possible in some areas

AUSTIN (KXAN) — We are tracking a low pressure system and slow-moving front that may combine to yield widespread, heavy rain on Wednesday.

Ahead of the storm, light showers may become more numerous Tuesday, then the severe storm risk begins in the northern Hill Country late tomorrow evening.

The approaching low pressure system combining with a slow-moving frontal boundary may focus training, heavy rainfall from the Hill Country into the metro area midday Wednesday through the afternoon, then east of I-35 Wednesday evening. This front appears to be much slower-moving that previous systems, potentially leading to higher rain totals.

There is still some disagreement on the finer-resolution details of how these complicated meteorological factors interact, and thus where the heaviest rain falls. We will have to monitor the threat of flash flooding, as soil is wet from above average April rainfall, and the Highland lakes are near capacity.

Stay with KXAN and download the First Warning Weather App for updates. 



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