Heavy rain from incoming cold front likely for San Antonio area – San Antonio Express-News

A cold front bringing polar air from the northwest will slide into the San Antonio area this week, bringing with it heavy rainfall and the potential for strong to severe weather on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service

While the harshest weather is forecast east of San Antonio, near Austin, the Alamo City could see its share of heavy rain, said Orlando Bermudez, a meteorologist with the NWS. 

“It’s going to be a fast-moving system, with all of the ingredients coming at once,” Bermudez said. 

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The wet weather is forecast to arrive Tuesday morning, with showers and thunderstorms clearing out at about 3 p.m., Bermudez said. San Antonio, which is already almost two inches behind its normal rainfall amount this month, could see anywhere between three quarters and an inch of rain. Areas along Interstate 35 could see greater rainfall totals. 

The incoming storm may produce snow for Dallas area, although San Antonio will likely only see rain, Bermudez said. 

The cooler air behind the front will stick around all week. Temperatures for Wednesday are in the lower 60s, and that continues through Friday, when temperatures will take a slight dip into the upper 50s. Overnight lows are predicted to be in the mid-30s. 

Saturday is expected to see another cold front that promises another round of showers and storms throughout the weekend. 

timothy.fanning@express-news.net 

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