More rain expected in SA area Thursday


SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio area experienced a few brief, heavy thunderstorms Wednesday, but more rain could be in the forecast for many areas through the end of the week.

The National Weather Service says scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will affect portions of South Central Texas throughout Thursday morning.

The heaviest rainfall will fall across much of Caldwell and Guadalupe counties. Many of the roads will see standing water.

Chances for rain in San Antonio will continue throughout the day Thursday into the evening. The NWS predicts rain chances at 40-50 percent.

KSAT Weather Authority Meteorologist Katie Vossler says thanks to moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and some of the remnants from Tropical Storm Odile, a deep layer of tropical air is in place over South Texas.

This tropical air mass will cause high humidity and will be a big reason for the rain chances that will stick around through the end of the week.

Think of the atmosphere as a sponge full of water. When storms develop, that's the atmosphere's way of wringing out the sponge, which means expect some heavy downpours.

Be careful on your daily commutes as flash flooding could become a problem for some.  

Chances for rain will stay around 30-50 percent through Friday evening. Highs for the rest of week are expected to be near 90 with lows in the mid-70s.

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