AUSTIN (KXAN) — Following an EF-1 tornado touchdown just south of Jarrell Monday night, another risk of severe weather is coming to Central Texas on Friday.
We are tracking another potent upper-level low pressure system diving into Texas overnight and early Friday, bringing a near-guarantee of periods of thunderstorms.
Heat and moisture are increasing ahead of the system, priming the atmosphere for a marginal to slight risk of damaging thunderstorms. While this is not expected to be a widespread severe weather outbreak, a few isolated storms may pack wind damage, hail up to the size of quarters, and an isolated tornado.
High-resolution model forecasts are showing a powerful squall line of thunderstorms racing from west-to-east through the area early Friday. While there is some model disagreement on precise timing, storms are most likely at the following times:
- Hill Country: 5-9 a.m.
- Austin Metro: 7-11 a.m.
- Eastern Counties: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
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