AUSTIN (KXAN) — Scattered to widespread rain is expected through the day today, likely to linger through early Tuesday morning.
- Monday morning: Rain and storms push west to east, increasing in coverage
- Monday afternoon: Periods of rain and thunderstorms, isolated severe storms possible
- Monday night: Lingering showers and thunderstorms, especially early
- Tuesday morning: Spotty showers possible
- Tuesday afternoon: Drying with increasing sunshine
Widespread amounts of 0.5″-1.5″ seem likely, but heavy downpours could result in rainfall amounts up to 3″ in spots.
As the rain pushes through our area, a Marginal (Level 1 out of 4) flash flooding risk exists should any storm stay over any area too long.
Aside from a low risk for flash flooding, a few storms may be strong or severe, but the general threat is low.
A Marginal (Level 1 out of 5) severe weather risk exists for the majority of Central Texas today (Monday).
Should any strong or severe storms form, gusty winds and large hail are the main concerns, but a very low tornado risk can’t be ruled out.
In general, this rain will do much more good than harm as much of Central Texas is dealing with some level of drought.
Despite how dry we’ve been, if we get more than 1.5″ of rain in an hour in Austin we could have flash flooding, but the probability of that happening right now is low.
The morning and evening commutes on Monday may be wet, so give yourself extra time to drive through the rain. Roads may be extra slippery as the wet weather combines with any buildup of oils on the asphalt.
Stay with KXAN and the First Warning Weather Team as we track this incoming rain and any problems that may arise.