After a brutally hot and dry stretch, rain may bring relief to San Antonio

Spotty showers and storms are possible Thursday through Saturday

Afternoon downpours are possible Thursday through Saturday. (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

Plain and simple -- this has been a record-setting summer. However, in an ironic twist, our statistically hottest time of the year is turning out to be “cooler” and potentially wetter. The heat high has shifted far enough north and west, allowing energy to flow in from our northeast. This should bring a few days of relief from triple-digit heat and hopefully some rain. While we didn’t see much on Wednesday evening, there are more opportunities. Here’s what you can expect:

  • SPOTTY DOWNPOURS THURSDAY (40%): After a mostly cloudy start, spotty showers and storms are forecast throughout the afternoon. Otherwise, look for partly cloudy skies.
  • SCATTERED RAIN CONTINUES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (40%): The disturbance sticks around through Saturday, keeping a mix of sun and scattered downpours in the forecast.
  • “COOLER” TEMPERATURES: Thursday, Friday and Saturday will likely only have highs in the mid-90s. If you see a downpour, expect even cooler readings!

HOW MUCH RAIN?

  • HIT-OR-MISS RAINFALL: As for how much rain you may receive, well that’s a bit more difficult to pinpoint. Because rain will be scattered, some may get up to an inch of rainfall, while others may not get any. That’s the nature of most summertime rainfall events in South Central Texas.
  • SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED: But we could get some gusty winds and pockets of heavy rain. Localized, minor flooding may occur where heavy rain falls. It’s been so dry for so long that trash and debris have collected over time, potentially clogging gutters and drains.

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About the Authors:

Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT. She has been a proud member of the KSAT Weather Authority Team since 2017. Sarah is a Clark High School and Texas A&M University graduate. She previously worked at KETN News. When Sarah is not busy forecasting, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and cat, and playing music.