Chance for rain Thursday and Friday in San Antonio

The Saharan dust layer, however, could make things complicated.

Rain chances for San Antonio valid Thursday afternoon, June 25, 2020
Rain chances for San Antonio valid Thursday afternoon, June 25, 2020 (KSAT 12)

Although June has been abnormally dry so far this year, an active weather pattern will continue to give us a shot at some much-needed rain this week. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Isolated showers and storms will once again be possible Thursday, especially in the afternoon and early-evening hours
  • The chance for rain is even better Friday -- about 50-60%
  • No severe weather is expected, though some heavy rain and flashes of lightning will be possible in some storms
  • By Friday afternoon, minor flooding will be possible - especially in low-lying areas

However, the presence of a layer of Saharan dust in the atmosphere will make things interesting. Here’s why:

  • The layer of dust, which will be high in the atmosphere, may prevent rain clouds from growing tall -- the first step in thunderstorm production
  • However, if the dust layer is not thick enough, thunderstorms should still be able to develop
  • We’ll simply have to wait and see if the presence of dust in the air inhibits thunderstorm development.
Dust as seen on satellite Thursday afternoon, June 25, 2020. (KSAT 12)

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Kaiti's Midday Update: Thursday 06/25
Kaiti's Midday Update: Thursday 06/25

About the Authors:

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT long before she began to think about a career in television.

Kaiti Blake is a child weather-geek-turned-meteorologist. A member of the KSAT Weather Authority, Kaiti is a co-host of the Whatever the Weather video podcast. After graduating from Texas Tech University, Kaiti worked at WJTV 12 in Jackson, Mississippi and KTAB in Abilene.