STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS
Showers and thunderstorms are likely Saturday, May 18, and rainfall totals Friday night into Saturday could top an inch.
According to the National Weather Service, a cold front will move through the state Friday, causing a line of thunderstorms to reach the Highland Lakes at about midnight.
The forecast shows a 40 percent chance of rain after 1 AM with an overnight low of 71 degrees.
A separate system of thunderstorms on Saturday could be severe. Rain chances that day are 70 percent with a two-day rain total of about an inch in the area. Saturday’s high is expected to be 83 degrees.
On Saturday night, the forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1 AM, with an expected low of 66 degrees.
Sunny skies return Sunday with a high of 90 degrees and a low that night of 71.
Monday is also dry but windy. Winds on Monday are expected to be 15-20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 miles per hour. The mercury could reach 87 degrees.
Rain chances reappear Monday night through Tuesday night. On Monday night, expect a low of 72 with a 20 percent chance of rain. Tuesday, the rain chances rise to 40 percent with a high of 87. Rain chances diminish to 20 percent that night with a low of 71.
Dry and warm weather is expected next Wednesday through Friday.