Storms could bring golf ball-sized hail, damaging wind Thursday afternoon

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Severe storms could hit the region during rush hour Thursday, bringing large hail and damaging wind in the afternoon and early evening, according to the National Weather Service.

“People might want to check on the weather before they head out to their commute so they don’t drive through a hail storm,” NWS meteorologist Brett Williams said.

Severe storms are forecast to roll into South Central Texas from 2-7 p.m., officials said.

Possible hazards include quarter to golf ball-sized hail and damaging winds reaching more than 70 miles per hour, the NWS said. There is also a possibility of pockets of heavy rainfall that may lead to localized flash flooding and isolated tornadoes.

Meteorologists expect the storms to start off mid-afternoon across the Hill Country and continue moving east along the Interstate 35 corridor late Thursday afternoon.

Rainfall amounts will probably only reach around half an inch, Williams said.

“The storm should be progressing really quickly tomorrow, so the flash flood threat level should be pretty low,” he said.

Areas affected by flash floods on Tuesday are still at risk of flooding again, Williams said.

After the storm moves through, the chances of rainfall will diminish and temperatures are expected to rise throughout the weekend, reaching as high as 102 degrees Sunday.

“We don’t really have any chances for rain,” Williams said of the weekend. “We get a slight chance of rain for Monday and Tuesday, but the weekend should stay dry.”

Valeria Olivares is a reporter covering San Antonio and Bexar County. Read her on our free site,, and on our subscriber site, | | Twitter: @ValeriaOliEsc