Severe weather likely Friday in Bastrop County
Bastrop County might have dangerous weather heading into the weekend.
The National Weather Service (NWS) Austin/San Antonio Office has determined Bastrop County has an enhanced threat — highest threat of four threat levels — of severe weather from Friday afternoon through Satuday morning, Nov. 4-5.
"Strong to severe storms are possible Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning, mainly from the Hill Country eastward through the I-35 corridor and into the Coastal Plains," said the NWS Austin/San Antonio Office during projections Thursday, Nov. 3. "Damaging straight line winds are the primary severe weather threat with tornadoes and large hail also possible. A strong tornado is possible east of a line from Georgetown to Austin."
Friday's forecast from NWS calls for a 80% of showers and thunderstorms after 10 a.m. Winds will be from the south at 10-15 mph and jump to 15-20 mph in the afternoon with gusts up to 30 mph. Rainfall could be a quarter or full inch by Saturday's first light. High temperatures are forecast for 84 degress Friday but should say in the mid 70s Saturday.
Afterward, sunny or mostly sunny skies are forecast for most of Saturday through next Thursday, Nov. 10, although a 20% chance of showers is expected Monday, Nov. 7. Highs are expected to be near 80 degrees.
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