UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for West Central Texas
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Its been a wet year in the Concho Valley with near record precipitation, flooding and area reservoirs rising tro levels not seen in decades and the last week of 2018 comes with another chance of rain.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service office in San Angelo have a 100 percent chance of rain in the forecast for Wednesday. The moderate to heavy rain is expected after noon as a line of thunderstorms will move through the region.
There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms from late morning and into the evening across West Central Texas. Strong to severe thunderstorms may develop by noon across West Central Texas. Then from mid afternoon through evening, a line of thunderstorms will move from west to east across the region. The main threats will be large hail and damaging winds. There is also a small tornado threat.
The high temperature Wednesday will be around 70 decrees with south to southwest winds at 20 to 25 mph and gusty.
The storm system will be short lived. By Thursday the rain chance diminishes to 20 percent and temperatures will be slightly cooler with highs in the mid 60s.
A cold front will push through the Concho Valley by the end of the week bringing a slight chance of snow by Friday night with overnight temperatures below freezing.
UPDATE: Wed. 12:50 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of West Central Texas including San Angelo and Tom Green County. The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.