... Persistent moderate to heavy rains and a cold front to impact
the Holiday weekend over south central Texas...
A dreary forecast continues from today through Sunday. Hurricane
Sandra will supply abundant moisture into Texas today into
Friday... and a cold front on Friday will act to extend rain
chances through the remainder of the Thanksgiving day weekend.
Some rainfall could be heavy at times. Minor flooding of poor
drainage areas will possibly impact Holiday travels mainly Friday
Another impact of the cold front will be to produce a dramatic
change in temperatures late in the day on Friday. Gusty winds of
15 to 25 mph behind the front will bring temperature falls of
around 15 degrees in just a few hours. Wind chill indices Friday
night are expected to fall into the 20s and 30s over The Hill
Country and areas adjacent to the Balcones Escarpment.
Avoid areas that are prone to minor flooding which could
exacerbate Holiday traffic problems. Those planning to venture out
on Friday should prepare for rapidly falling temperatures... which
will only feel colder in the wind-driven rains. Continue to
monitor the latest forecasts on this developing weather situation.