BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH
DISPATCH RECORD 
National Weather Service meteorologists predict more stormy weather Thursday afternoon following last night’s rainfall.
NWS authorities issued a hazardous weather outlook for Lampasas and surrounding counties at 3:41 a.m. Thursday to advise that “isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected to redevelop by this afternoon and continue into the evening hours.”
The outlook cited a possibility of severe storms with hail, gusty downburst winds and frequent lightning. 
Heavy rainfall also may result in isolated instances of flooding, authorities said.
This storm system will follow one that passed through the Lampasas area early Thursday morning, activating a severe thunderstorm warning at 1 a.m. and leaving just under an inch of rain.
The Lower Colorado River Authority reported rainfall totals overnight in inches as follows: Lampasas gauge 10, 0.47; Lampasas gauge 13, 0.64; Lometa, 0.35; Colorado River at Bend, 0.64; Tow, 0.82; Burnet, 0.81; Florence, 0.44; and Goldthwaite, 0.60. 
After stormy weather on Thursday, temperatures are expected to climb this weekend with accompanying humidity. Highs are predicted to reach 92 degrees on Friday and 94 on Saturday. 
“Very warm temperatures are expected this weekend,” NWS officials said. “Heat index values will rise to between 100 and 105 degrees … primarily due to high humidity.” 
Additional stormy weather may return to the area on Sunday night. Chances of rain will reach 30 percent Sunday evening, NWS meteorologists reported.