San Antonio has a 30% chance of rainfall Saturday, NWS reports

San Antonio has a 30% chance of rain this Saturday. 

San Antonio has a 30% chance of rain this Saturday. 

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San Antonians with wilted vegetable gardens, scorched yellow lawns, and depleted, parched spirits can set their hopes on some rain clouds rolling into the area this weekend, bringing storms and showers. You may want to pack your umbrella whether you have plans to start back-to-school shopping during Tax Free Weekend, heading to Celebrity Fan Fest, or attending the Moonlight Market.

“We’ve got about a 30% chance Saturday afternoon,” National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Platt tells MySA. “For right now, that’s the highest chance that we have for the next seven days.”

Storms will most likely develop Saturday afternoon, August 6, after 1 p.m. High temperatures are still expected to be hot, near 97 degrees. Wind gusts may be as high as 20 mph. 

Slim yet viable chances of rain persist through Monday, August 8, of next week. 

On Sunday afternoon, August 7, there is a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., with highs near 99 degrees. Monday afternoon will bring similar conditions with a 20% chance of rain and high temperatures near 100 degrees.

If you spend any time entering or exiting a hot car or have attempted any sort of outdoor activity recently, you don’t really need any official outlet to tell you that this has been the hottest summer in recent memory (which so far, it technically has been). May was the hottest May on record for San Antonio, June was the hottest June, with the most consecutive 100-degree-days. July was the hottest July, according to the National Weather Service. This extreme heat is partially due to our lack of rainfall.

With a sprinkling of rain at the jump of the month, it begs the question, will August break the trend?

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