AUSTIN (KXAN) — A slow-moving low pressure system over New Mexico is about to bring Central Texas an extended period of stormy weather.
After hot, dry conditions on Friday, a few weakening thunderstorms clip the southern part of the viewing area overnight. These storms have a history of producing at least three confirmed tornadoes on Friday in West Texas, but are not expected to produce severe weather locally.
Saturday appears hot and dry for most outdoor plans until a chance of storms ramps up late in the evening. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms may bring lightning and heavy rain Saturday night.
Additional, even more widespread heavy downpours are expected on Sunday, falling on fairly saturated soil. This will produce a 1-out-of-4 risk of flash flooding Sunday into early next week. Keep the KXAN Weather App handy for GPS-based weather alerts.
Rain chances slowly taper off by the end of next week. By that time, many areas could see 1-2 inches of rain in the bucket, with isolated much higher totals possible.
Hurricane season begins
Tropical Depression #2 intensified into Tropical Storm Arlene on Friday, the first named storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm is expected to drift southeastward through the Gulf of Mexico toward Cuba, remaining far east of Texas.
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