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Unsettled Across the West; Increasingly Rainy with a Few Storms in the South

A frontal system will bring heavy precipitation, including mountain snowfall to much of the Pacific Northwest, northern California, and portions of the Rockies through Tuesday. Elsewhere, wet weather will return to much of the South with locally heavy rainfall; a few strong to severe thunderstorms will also be possible in this region by Tuesday. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Mon, Dec. 18, 2017 at 4:00:18 pm CST

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Lows tonight will be in the upper 40s to upper 50s across the region. Rain chances will be on the increase through the night, with a chance for isolated thunderstorms across Central Texas. Fog will also be of concern again tonight, mainly for areas west of Interstate 35/35W.
Rain chances will be on the increase tonight, with some isolated thunderstorms across Central Texas.
Overnight precipitation will continue into the day on Tuesday, with isolated embedded thunderstorms possible across the region most of the day. There is a low chance for strong/severe thunderstorms across Central Texas during the afternoon, with hail being the main threat. By Tuesday night, the precipitation will be coming to an end from west to east.
The outlook from Wednesday through Friday calls for a warming trend Wednesday and Thursday followed by a sharp cool down on Friday behind a strong cold front. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible along and behind the front Thursday night through Friday.
Forecast models are showing cold air arriving next week around December 22nd and 23rd (on average). What we do not know for sure yet is exactly when the cold air arrives, how cold temperatures will be, and if there will be any precipitation and what kind. We will be providing updates when/as we acquire better confidence in the late week forecast.

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