Updated at 9:50 a.m.:
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for west central Guadalupe County, North central Bexar County, and central Comal County until 10:30 a.m. Friday.
At 9:28 a.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over Bulverde, or 14 miles northwest of Selma, moving east at 30 mph.
The storm was producing 60 mph wind gusts and penny-sized hail.
UPDATE: KSAT 12 meteorologist Kaiti Blake says a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the following counties: Bexar, Medina, Kendall, Bandera, Kerr, Uvalde Cities: Bandera, Medina Lake, Castroville until: 8:45 a.m. Major threats include quarter size hail and 60 mph wind gusts. This storm will be in San Antonio around 9 a.m., Blake said.
The storms will likely be in San Antonio from 9 a.m. through noon; this is when we could see some minor flooding issues, Blake said. The afternoon and evening hours will be cloudy with lingering showers.
UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Boerne TX, Lakehills TX, Castroville TX until 8:45 a.m. CDT. The National Weather Service says strong to severe thunderstorms continue to move eastward toward the I-35 corridor. The estimated time of arrival to Austin and San Antonio is between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., NWS says.
The severe storms continue to approach metro San Antonio, the NWS says. There is a high likelihood that additional warnings will be issued as they move east.
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We’ve got a good soaking on the way as we end the week, but don’t worry: Clearing skies will arrive by Saturday.
Friday: Heavy rain possible
Expect most of the rain to be confined to the west of San Antonio before sunrise. A couple of showers can’t be ruled out, but the San Antonio metro area’s morning commute should not be greatly affected by the weather.
We’ll watch the scattered storms slowly migrate eastward toward San Antonio as the morning progresses. By lunchtime, the batch of rain is expected to be affecting the metro area. The rain is then forecast to last through the afternoon as well.
Any traveling during the afternoon and evening commute area likely to experience a dramatic slowdown. These storms have the potential to bring heavy rain which could ultimately lead to some flash flooding. Remember to turn around, don’t drown if water covers the roadway. Rainfall totals of near 1 inch are likely with isolated pockets of 2-4 inch totals.
The Bexar County Fireworks along the Mission Reach event is scheduled for Friday night, but a few remaining showers will still be streaming across the area. Rain will then taper off overnight.
Saturday: Clearing skies
A couple of pre-dawn showers are possible on Saturday, but the skies will steadily clear throughout the day. By afternoon, some sunshine and temperatures in the low 80s should make for a beautiful end to the day.
The sun will shine all day on Sunday, and as a result, temperatures will soar to the upper 80s. Some slightly lower humidity will make this another gorgeous day.