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Forecast: Another hot afternoon for Mother's Day; a few strong storms possible late day

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team.

AUSTIN, Texas — Another hot and humid afternoon is on the way for Mother's Day. The morning will once again start with cloud cover and some patchy drizzle or even a few showers. The afternoon will then clear to a mostly to partly sunny sky and highs will reach the low 90s for much of Central Texas.

There is a storm chance for Mother's Day, but it's mainly during the late afternoon and evening, so much of the day will still be dry. With that being said, there's a 20% chance of isolated storms late day as a cold front approaches Central Texas. Not everyone will get a storm, but where storms do form, they could be strong to severe. The Storm Prediction Center has increased the areas that now fall under a "slight" - level 2 out of 5 - risk for severe weather to include Travis County.

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As the front slowly drifts south and ultimately stalls nearby, a very rainy and stormy pattern sets up for Monday through Wednesday. Monday afternoon and evening will once again bring the threat for a few strong to severe storms. The main threats in these storms will be the potential for large hail, damaging winds and locally heavy rainfall.

Tuesday looks like the wettest day, with rain and storms likely. Widespread rain and storms remain possible into Wednesday before the forecast trends drier late week. 

In summary, multiple rounds of rain and storms are expected during the first half of the upcoming week. Some of these storms could be strong to severe. We will also have to keep an eye on the flood potential, especially for already saturated areas, with another 1 to 2 inches of rain likely on the way.

Morning clouds with some patchy drizzle or light showers then afternoon clearing. Muggy and breezy. South wind at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph possible. 20% chance for isolated showers or storms during the late afternoon and evening.
HIGH: 93°

Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and storms. Southeast wind at 5 to 10 mph.
LOW: 70° 

Cooler with storm chances increasing later in the day and evening. Southeast wind eventually shifting out of the northeast at 5 to 15 mph. 40% chance for scattered showers or storms during the late afternoon and evening.
HIGH: 84°


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