National Weather Summary for Thursday, October 18, 2018
by David Moran, on Oct 18, 2018 10:03:45 AM
Excessive rainfall and flash flooding will continue across Central Texas on Thursday. Elevated winds and seas will continue for the western and central Gulf of Mexico through early Friday morning as a front stalls over the region.
- Excessive Rainfall Continuing Thursday across Central Texas
- Elevated Winds and Seas across the Western and Central Gulf of Mexico through early Friday Morning
Excessive Rainfall Continuing Thursday across Central Texas
Warm, moist air is expected to continue to overrun cold air from the Central Plains, which will allow for showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. Rainfall rates this morning into early this afternoon are expected to be relatively light, however, as daytime heating destabilizes the atmosphere, activity will likely intensify. Due to the already saturated ground from previous days' rainfall, flooding will continue. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 3 inches are expected.
Major Cities in Region: Del Rio, TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX
Rainfall Accumulation for Thursday
Elevated Winds and Seas across the Western and Central Gulf of Mexico through early Friday Morning
A front will stall across the region, allowing for an increase in winds and seas. This front will persist through the day today until high pressure builds in from the northwest. Easterly winds of 20-25 knots with gusts in excess of 25 knots expected. Seas will range 6-8 feet. A few scattered showers may develop.
Winds and Wave Heights 7pm CDT Thursday
A Look Ahead
Light snow may develop across portions of the Northeast on Sunday as an area of low pressure moves out of the region. Early next week, there will be a chance for some light to moderate rain across Texas on Monday. Rain may increase in coverage and intensity Tuesday across northern and west Texas. Heavy rain is expected to continue across north Texas on Wednesday.