A strong cold front has already pushed through most of West Texas and is on it's way into Western Hill Country, and is bringing very gusty winds with it...in excess of 50 mph in some areas, mostly with strong downpours.
Projected Arrival Times:
San Angelo: By 8 pm
Del Rio: By 9:30 pm
Junction: By 11 pm
Brownwood: By 11 pm
Cotulla: By 1 am
San Antonio: By 2 am
Austin: By 2:30 am
Some areas could receive 2-3 inches of rainfall, most areas on Hill Country will receive about an inch, except if subject to a heavy downpour. South of Hill Country, about a half inch is expected, with more in isolated areas. The largest threat is for strong straight-line damaging winds (50 mph with stronger gusts)...so buckle down anything you left outside.
The National Weather Service has also warned for potential isolated tornadoes, although this threat is very low....but keep an ear out for the sirens, should the unlikely event occur. There have been tornadoes in East Texas this afternoon, and the increased threat continues east of the Interstate 35.
Tomorrow will bring clearer skies, but gusty winds (30-40 mph winds) and introduce a fire hazard to areas that don't receive a lot of rainfall tonight.
Dan Schreiber is an operational meteorologist, with experience