3:30 PM CDT | September 22, 2017
Storm chances will be limited to western portions of the state this weekend, but beginning late Monday, storm chances will gradually expand eastward. Confidence continues to increase that parts of Texas will see a multi-inch rain event over the next 7 days. The greatest rainfall amounts will be across the western half of the state, but almost everyone will see at least some rain by the end of next week. How much rainfall could we see over the next week? The latest forecast from NOAA's Weather Prediction Center indicates a swath of 5-10" of rain is possible across much of Northwest/West Central Texas with locally higher amounts. Cities that could see these higher amounts include Vernon, Abilene, and San Angelo. Rainfall between .50" and 2" are suggested along the I-35 corridor which includes Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, San Antonio, and many other cities. The lowest amounts will be across East/Southeast Texas, which is actually good since these areas are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Localized Flooding will be the main concern, followed by a few Strong Storms. The overall Severe Potential appears low at this time, but it will be monitored as we get closer. Additional adjustments to the forecast can be expected over the next several days.