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Strong to severe thunderstorms possible for San Antonio area this weekend
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UPDATE: 4:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of the Interstate 35 corridor and Hill Country through 3 p.m. Sunday.
Another round of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain Saturday night is expected to linger along I-35, north of New Braunfels, through late Sunday afternoon according to a news release.
The storms are capable of producing brief, isolated tornados and quarter-sized hail. Winds will be between 30 and 50 mph and an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible.
The storms will mainly affect residents along and east of a Burnet to Floresville line.
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The National Weather Service is expecting a wet weekend for San Antonio and the rest of South Central Texas.
According to the latest NWS update, there is a slight risk of strong to severe thunderstorms across the region, with the highest chances for storms on Friday night into Saturday, followed by a second round of storms Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service has also upgraded locations to the northeast of the South Central Texas area to an enhanced risk of severe storms for Saturday.
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Some of the storms may be strong enough to produce “large hail, damaging winds, frequent lightning and an isolated tornado,” the NWS said.
“Thunderstorms are initially expected to develop across the Rio Grande Plains/Edwards Plateau this evening and tonight as an initial disturbance lifts across the region with this activity shifting eastward towards the I-35 corridor on Saturday,” the report reads. “A brief break in rain chances may occur Saturday night before the arrival of the next disturbance on Sunday results in another round of showers and thunderstorms for areas east of I-35/I-37.”
The area can expect to see highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s through the weekend.
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