CONFIRMED TORNADO IN LEANDER
Early this morning, a tornado touched down on the east side of leaner around 8:20 AM. It was rated as an EF1 tornado with 90 MPH winds, causing damage to a few homes and knocking over some large trees. Thankfully, no injuries or fatalities were reported during the ~20 minutes that the tornado was on the ground.
Rainfall amounts around Central Texas topped 2” in many locations, prompting several flood advisories through Sunday afternoon, but overall a manageable amount of rainfall. This soaking will go a long way in helping our drought conditions, especially in the Hill Country.
LINGERING SHOWERS, LOW SEVERE WEATHER THREAT TONIGHT
Thankfully, the strongest of the storms from Sunday afternoon are moving well off to the south and east of our area tonight. A few lingering light/moderate showers remain, mainly along and east of I-35. A 20% Chance for some additional spotty showers and occasional rumble of thunder will by possible on Monday morning and afternoon, but most will miss out on any additional rainfall. No severe weather is expected for the rest of the next seven days.
Rain chances are gone by Tuesday, and temperatures slowly warm back into the mid to upper 90s by the start of next weekend.
Lake Travis was at 78% full with Lake Buchanan at 90%. Saturday’s combined lake level was 83%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport
The UV Index for Sunday will be 10 – Very high. Unprotected skin can burn in 15 minutes. Check the UV Index here: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1 Sun safety tips: http://theshadeproject.org/sun-safety-education/
AIR QUALITY FORECAST
Air quality is expected to be Moderate on Sunday. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
SUN: 90 | 50% scattered t-storms | Winds: SE 5-15 | Morning low: 74
MON: 91 | Widely scattered showers (30%) | Winds: SE 5-10 | Morning Low: 72
TUES: 91 | Isolated lingering shower | Winds: SE 5-15 | Morning Low: 72
WED: 94 | Partly cloudy and hot | Winds: S 5-15 | Morning Low: 73
THU: 95 | Mostly sunny and hot | Winds: S 5-15 | Morning Low: 72
FRI: 97 | Sunny and hot | Winds: SE 5-15 | Morning Low: 73
SAT: 99 | Mostly sunny and hot | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning low: 74
Meteorologist Avery Tomasco
Today's Record Temperatures