More storms over the weekend
May 10, 2013, 6:40 pm by Alexandria Randolph
Late afternoon thunderstorms rolled through Marble Falls on Friday and are expected to continue into Saturday according to the National Weather Service. It has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Burnet and Llano counties.
The storm was first detected at around 5 p.m. near Buchanan Dam and is moving east at 10 mph according to the National Weather Service. The storm could bring hail up to the size of pennies and wind gusts up to 50 mph in addition to frequent lightening and could potentially become more severe.
The National Weather Service advises boaters on Inks Lake and Lake Buchanan to take shelter.
Locations near the path of the storm include Buchanan Dam, Burnet, Tow, Lake Victor and Sunnylane.
Thursday there were reports of more than two inches of rainfall, but the majority of the Highland Lakes received under an inch from Thursday’s storm system.
The rain totals reported by LCRA for Thursday were as follows: Burnet, .42; Mason, 1.24; Llano, .57; Llano River at Llano, .46; Round Mountain, .33; Marble Falls, .27; Kingsland, .35; Backbone Creek at Marble Falls, .25; Spicewood, .27; Willow City, 1.30; Blanco, 2.07; Johnson City, 1.17; Lago Vista, .24.
The rainfall didn’t add to lake levels very much. According to LCRA, the total combined storage in the Highland Lakes two water storage reservoirs, Buchanan and Travis, is still at 782,000 acre-feet, or 39 percent of capacity.
The area may see additional rain on Friday and Saturday. The projected high for Marble Falls on Friday is 78 degrees with a 60 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. Saturday will see a high of 80 with clouds and 10 percent chance of rain in the morning clearing up for a sunny afternoon.
Burnet may also see rain with a 50 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms on Friday and a high of 76. There’s a 10 percent chance of rain on Saturday and it will be mostly cloudy with a high of 78.
Llano is mostly likely to get additional precipitation with an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms and a high of 78 degrees. Saturday has only a 10 percent chance of rain and will be cloudy in the morning, clearing with sunny skies later in the afternoon.
Mothers Day for Marble Falls, Burnet and Llano will be partly cloudy with a high of 80 on Sunday.
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