Hail, thunderstorms predicted to hit San Antonio area on Thursday

Storm clouds.

Storm clouds.


San Antonio residents are bracing themselves for the possibility of severe showers and thunderstorms on Thursday, March 16 ahead of the expected cold front moving into the area over the weekend, NWS said Tuesday morning, March 14.

Strong storms are forecast for San Antonio and parts of the Texas Hill Country starting 1 p.m. Thursday and lasting until 4 a.m. Friday, March 17. It will make for a cold and wet way to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, according to NWS.

NWS is saying the strong storms could bring hail by Thursday afternoon, giving way to potentially damaging winds Thursday evening and into the night. In addition, NWS said there is a chance for isolated tornadoes with the worst of the severe weather threatening the Hill Country area and I-35 corridor near the Coastal Plains.

San Antonio and parts of the Hill Country could experience a few bouts of light rain showers prior to the potentially damaging weather making its way to the area. The light showers could continue into the holiday weekend as well.

Those looking to take to the streets of downtown to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day over the weekend should come prepared with a jacket to ward off the chilly temperatures, which have dropped slightly since NWS’ initial forecast, and rain gear to avoid slipping on the River Walk.   

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