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Forecast: Isolated storms possible Friday afternoon; boost in temperatures

Here are the latest updates from the KVUE Storm Team.

AUSTIN, Texas — Good Friday evening, and we hope you're enjoying yourself!

We've been quite warm so far this afternoon, with temperatures getting really close to daily records across the region. The record high at Camp Mabry is 90 set in 1974 and 1946, and the record at the airport is 89, which was set in 1974. We wouldn't be surprised if both records fell this afternoon.

We are tracking a frontal system that may bring in a stray storm, which could be on the strong side and may produce strong winds and hail. This system is part of a larger system to our north and east that is creating a significant severe weather setup for the lower and middle Mississippi Valley, with some tornadoes already confirmed and more are possible.

Behind that frontal boundary, we're looking at cooler temperatures to start your Saturday morning with lows in the mid 50s, but we get warm once again with highs in the mid-80s. The upper-80s return for Sunday with maybe a brief shower, before we return to 90s to start next week.

After another front comes in Tuesday night into the start of Passover on Wednesday, our highs drop to the mid-70s on Wednesday afternoon, and the upper 60s to near 70 to round out the week.

However, there is a bit of a caveat to this: it is that we have a disturbance coming in from the south that won't have a whole lot of steering flow associated with it. As a result, there are three very good opportunities for rain with 40-60% rain chances. Additionally, amounts are very impressive, mainly east of I-35, and this could help our drought situation.

This is still five to seven days out, so a lot can change between now and then, but stick with KVUE for the latest on this, because we know y'all have been wanting and needing rain for the longest. It might finally come, but just you wait.

Mostly clear. 20% chance of an isolated shower or storm early. East winds.
LOW: 56

Partly cloudy. Winds out of the north and east at 5-10 mph.
HIGH: 86

Partly cloudy. 10% chance of an isolated shower. East winds.
LOW: 61


Credit: Meteorologist Jordan Darensbourg

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