Sunshine, milder temperatures return

2.5+ inches of rain at SA airport in last 5 days


SAN ANTONIO – South Texas felt the effects of a couple of upper-level disturbances that moved through North Texas this week and brought some beneficial rainfall to the area.

Some of the storms that developed were on the severe side, dropping golf ball- to baseball-size hail in parts of the Hill Country, even prompting a few tornado warnings as well. Thankfully, there were no confirmed reports from the National Weather Service of tornado touchdowns in our area.

Clouds will continue to remain in the area Wednesday night and into the overnight hours as temperatures dip into the lower 50s by Thursday morning.

Sunshine will come back in full force by noontime on Thursday and will allow temperatures to warm rapidly in the lower 70s with a southwest wind around 10 mph. The light coats and sweaters may take a back seat for the next couple of days.

On Friday and Saturday, the clouds will increase a bit as yet another upper-level low slides down into North Texas. This will mean a small opportunity for a few showers on Friday afternoon and into early Saturday as the surface cold front moves through San Antonio. However the moisture will be lacking to cause the kind of showers and storms we saw earlier this week.

The bigger story will be the strong winds forecast on Sunday. Though it will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s, sustained winds will be in the 25 to 35 mph range with some gusts approaching 45 mph.

Temperatures will begin in the low 40s Sunday, Monday and Tuesday mornings, which will again require the jackets and sweaters, but highs will be warm in the afternoon -- in the 60s and 70s under partly to mostly sunny skies.