TX Austin/San Antonio TX Zone Forecast

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Zone Forecast Product for South Central Texas

National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX

318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

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Including the city of Austin

318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

mid 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

.TONIGHT…Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms before

midnight, then a chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds

10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

.TUESDAY…Showers and isolated thunderstorms likely in the

morning, then showers and isolated thunderstorms in the

afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Chance of rain 80 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…Showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy

rainfall possible. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s.

Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. East winds

5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Chance of rain 100 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Colder. Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of

showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

.THURSDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of

showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows

in the upper 50s.

.SATURDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs around 70. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s.

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers.

Highs in the upper 60s.

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Including the city of San Antonio

318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the

afternoon.

.TONIGHT…Cloudy. Slight chance of showers before midnight, then

a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after

midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts

up to 25 mph before midnight. Chance of rain 50 percent.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 10 to

15 mph.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…Showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy

rainfall possible. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs around 70.

Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast 10 to

15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Cooler. Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of

showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

.THURSDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of

showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 60s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows

in the upper 50s.

.SATURDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers.

Highs in the upper 60s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Warmer. Cloudy then becoming partly cloudy early in the

afternoon then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.

Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the morning.

.TONIGHT…Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely.

Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of

rain 70 percent.

.TUESDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly

cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph shifting

to the west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

likely. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance

of rain 70 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Cooler. Cloudy with chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy with chance of

showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds

10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Lows

around 40.

.THURSDAY…Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in

the upper 50s.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers.

Lows in the upper 40s.

.FRIDAY…Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance

of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of

showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy with a 20 percent

chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Lows in the upper 40s.

.SUNDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs around 70.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 10 to

20 mph.

.TONIGHT…Cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms

before midnight, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.

Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of

rain 20 percent.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then a

chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in

the upper 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

40 percent.

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast

winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in

the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain

90 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Cooler. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s.

.THURSDAY…Cooler. Cloudy with chance of showers and slight

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers.

Lows in the mid 50s.

.FRIDAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in

the lower 70s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of

showers. Lows around 60.

.SATURDAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in

the mid 70s.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers.

Highs in the lower 70s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT…Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and

thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast

winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s.

East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph in the

afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent.

of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

.THURSDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers.

Lows around 50.

.FRIDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows

in the mid 50s.

.SATURDAY…Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain

30 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of

showers. Lows around 50.

.SUNDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

mid 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.

midnight, then a chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds

15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in

the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

rainfall possible. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s.

Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. South

winds 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon. Chance of

rain 100 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Colder. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s.

.THURSDAY…Cooler. Cloudy with chance of showers and slight

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain

50 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers.

Lows in the lower 50s.

Highs in the upper 60s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows

in the upper 50s.

.SATURDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers.

Highs in the upper 60s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.

Chance of rain 30 percent.

.TONIGHT…Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms before

midnight, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight.

Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain

60 percent.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in

the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…Showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy

rainfall possible. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Cooler. Showers and thunderstorms in the morning,

then showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Locally heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the

lower 60s. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon.

East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph in the

afternoon. Chance of rain 100 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Colder. Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of

showers. Lows around 40.

.THURSDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers.

Lows in the upper 40s.

Highs in the mid 60s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows

in the mid 50s.

.SATURDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY…Partly cloudy with a 20 percent

chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 60s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

Chance of rain 30 percent.

.TONIGHT…Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms before

midnight, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight.

Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

.TUESDAY…Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then

showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower

70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance

of rain 80 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…Cooler. Showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy

rainfall possible. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Cooler. Showers and thunderstorms in the morning,

then showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Locally heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the

upper 50s. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon.

North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Colder. Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of

showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

.THURSDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers.

Lows in the mid 40s.

.FRIDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows

in the mid 50s.

.SATURDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of

showers. Lows around 50.

.SUNDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

mid 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

.TONIGHT…Cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms

before midnight, then a chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds

10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in

the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…Showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy

rainfall possible. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s.

Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. Southeast

winds 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Chance

of rain 100 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Colder. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s.

.THURSDAY…Cooler. Cloudy with chance of showers and slight

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain

50 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers.

Lows in the lower 50s.

Highs in the upper 60s.

in the upper 50s.

.SATURDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers.

Highs in the upper 60s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

mid 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

midnight, then a chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds

10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of rain

50 percent.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in

the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

rainfall possible. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s.

Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. Southeast

winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph in the

afternoon. Chance of rain 100 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Colder. Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of

showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

.THURSDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY…Warmer. Cloudy with a 40 percent

chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 60s.

in the upper 50s.

.SATURDAY…Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms. Highs around 70. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s.

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers.

Highs in the upper 60s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph

with gusts to around 30 mph.

before midnight, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.

Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of

rain 20 percent.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then a

chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in

the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast

winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in

the mid 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

100 percent.

of thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Chance of rain 60 percent.

.THURSDAY…Cooler. Cloudy with chance of showers and slight

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain

50 percent.

Lows in the upper 50s.

.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance

of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Lows in the lower 60s.

the mid 70s.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.

.SUNDAY…Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in

the lower 70s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Mostly cloudy until late afternoon then becoming partly

cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT…Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after

midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph

with gusts to around 25 mph.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 10 to

Lows in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the

upper 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

Lows in the mid 50s.

.FRIDAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in

the lower 70s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a

20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to

.TONIGHT…Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in

the lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

.TUESDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly

cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs

in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in

the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 10 to

15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in

Lows in the upper 40s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.SATURDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly

cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

upper 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.

before midnight, then a chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds

15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Chance of rain 80 percent.

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs around 70.

Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. South

winds 10 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon. Chance

of rain 100 percent.

of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain

60 percent.

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Lows in the mid 50s.

showers. Lows around 60.

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.

Highs around 70.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 10 to

thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 10 to

.TUESDAY…Cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then a

chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs

around 80. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

30 percent.

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast

winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the

morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the

afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Chance of rain 70 percent.

showers. Lows around 50.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

Lows in the mid 50s.

.FRIDAY…Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in

showers. Lows around 60.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.

Chance of rain 30 percent.

the mid 60s. South winds 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Chance of rain 70 percent.

the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds

5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

then showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Locally heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the

upper 50s. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon.

Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.

of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Lows in the upper 40s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

upper 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

before midnight, then a chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds

15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

60 percent.

rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to

15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s.

Southeast winds 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon.

Chance of rain 100 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain

50 percent.

Lows in the mid 50s.

Highs in the lower 70s.

showers. Lows around 60.

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

Highs in the lower 70s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

upper 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

before midnight, then a chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds

10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

rainfall possible. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s.

Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. Southeast

winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast 10 to 15 mph in the

afternoon. Chance of rain 100 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain

50 percent.

Highs in the upper 60s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

Highs around 70.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

midnight, then a chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds

15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

rainfall possible. Lows around 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Chance of rain 80 percent.

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s.

Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. Southeast

winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph in the

afternoon. Chance of rain 100 percent.

showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

chance of showers. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 60s.

thunderstorms. Highs around 70. Chance of rain 40 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s.

Highs in the upper 60s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy. Highs around 80. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

before midnight, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.

Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of

rain 20 percent.

chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in

the upper 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

50 percent.

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast

winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in

the upper 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

90 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 50.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

Lows in the upper 50s.

.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance

of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Lows in the lower 60s.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.

.SUNDAY…Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in

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thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.

Chance of rain 30 percent.

thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 15 mph with gusts

the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

60 percent.

rainfall possible. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s.

Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. East winds

10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon. Chance of rain

90 percent.

of showers. Lows around 40.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Lows in the upper 40s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Lows around 50.

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly

cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

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thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

Chance of rain 30 percent.

the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around

25 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds

5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

then showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Locally heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the

lower 60s. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon.

East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph in the

afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent.

of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Lows in the upper 40s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

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midnight, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight.

Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of

rain 70 percent.

.TUESDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 to

Lows in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around

70. East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north in the

afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

showers. Lows in the mid 50s.

.SATURDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly

cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s.

showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

.SUNDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs around 70.

TXZ225-192230-

318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph

with gusts to around 30 mph.

before midnight, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.

Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain

20 percent.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

60 percent.

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast

winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in

the mid 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

of thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Chance of rain 60 percent.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Lows in the upper 50s.

.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance

of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Lows in the lower 60s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.

.SUNDAY…Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

midnight, then a chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds

15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

rainfall possible. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s.

Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. South

winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the

afternoon. Chance of rain 100 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Lows in the lower 50s.

Highs in the upper 60s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.

Highs in the upper 60s.

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318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

Chance of rain 30 percent.

the mid 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around

25 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

likely. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the lower 50s.

Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

then showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Locally heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the

upper 50s. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon.

North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.

of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Lows in the mid 40s.

.FRIDAY…Not as cool. Cloudy with chance of showers and slight

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

TXZ217-192230-

318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy then becoming partly cloudy early in the

afternoon then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s.

Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers and

slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid

60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Lows in the lower 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs

in the mid 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north in

the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 60. Chance of rain

40 percent.

Lows in the lower 50s.

thunderstorms. Highs around 70. Chance of rain 40 percent.

chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.

showers. Lows in the mid 50s.

.SUNDAY…Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.

TXZ204-192230-

318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around

80. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

midnight, then a chance of showers and slight chance of

thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast

winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast

winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs around 70.

Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast 10 to

15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent.

of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Lows in the lower 50s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Lows in the mid 50s.

Highs around 70.

TXZ185-192230-

318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the

the lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast

winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the

morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the

afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs

in the lower 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the

northeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain

70 percent.

of showers. Lows around 40.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Lows in the upper 40s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

TXZ203-192230-

318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the

lower 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 to

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows around 60. East winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the

morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the

afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs

in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain

70 percent.

of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

Lows in the lower 50s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

.SATURDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers.

Highs in the lower 70s.

showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

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thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.

Chance of rain 30 percent.

midnight, then thunderstorms likely and chance of showers after

midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance

of rain 60 percent.

.TUESDAY…Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then

showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower

70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Chance of rain 80 percent.

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs around 60.

Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. North

winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.

showers. Lows around 40.

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.

thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s.

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly

cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

TXZ221-192230-

318 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

.TODAY…Cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to

thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph

with gusts to around 25 mph.

.TUESDAY…Cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then a

chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in

the mid 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain

50 percent.

rainfall possible. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to

10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally

heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s.

Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

Lows in the mid 50s.

.FRIDAY…Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in

thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.

Highs in the lower 70s.

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thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers and

slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper

60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph before

midnight. Chance of rain 40 percent.

a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of

rain 20 percent.

Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows in the lower 60s. East

winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

.WEDNESDAY…Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the

morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid

70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain

40 percent.

Lows in the mid 50s.

thunderstorms. Highs around 70. Chance of rain 40 percent.

chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.

mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid

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No Place for San Antonio on Amazon’s Big Green Map

Amazon announced its short list of 20 metropolitan areas to host HQ2 on Jan. 18. San Antonio is, unsurprisingly, not on it.

Yes, it hurts to not be on Amazon’s big green map, especially with I-35 neighbors Austin and Dallas representing Texas. San Antonio found out last week that its decision not to submit a bid for HQ2, Amazon’s $5 billion, 50,000-jobs second headquarters, indeed proved to be a surefire way not to make the short list of finalists.

Related Commentary: After Pulling its Amazon Bid, San Antonio Needs a Real Plan

No surprise there, really. San Antonio’s leaders concluded they couldn’t compete, but that doesn’t mean we should be content with the judgment we cannot compete. It ought to hurt that San Antonio can’t make the cut of Top 20 cities. We may love the city where we live, work, and play, but we are better off being honest with ourselves about our shortcomings and then doing something about it.

That’s the real way to give meaning to the city’s Tricentennial year.

It certainly would have been interesting had San Antonio proposed a Texas two-step with neighboring Austin, packaging a bid that offered a fast train between the two cities if Amazon came. That idea never found traction in either city. San Antonio and Austin have no real history of effectively collaborating. If the two cities did have such a history, we might have regional air and rail service and maybe another pro sports franchise or two by now.

Instead, the two cities are on course to grow into one big, reluctant megalopolis over the next decade or two with little coordination, planning, or state funding to facilitate smart growth. And for San Antonio, that means watching Austin win more than we would like. Good for Austin, of course, but how about our city?

It’s hard to tell much from the company’s actual announcement – mostly that green map – about how founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s other senior leaders, and a committee of 12 employees are approaching the internal process of site selection. All we know for sure is that the final 20 came from the bigger pool of 238 suitor cities.

Amazon’s HQ2 list:- Atlanta, GA – Austin, TX – Boston, MA – Chicago, IL – Columbus, OH – Dallas, TX – Denver, CO – Indianapolis, IN – Los Angeles, CA – Miami, FL – Montgomery County, MD – Nashville, TN – Newark, NJ – New York City, NY – Northern Virginia, VA – Philadelphia, PA – Pittsburgh, PA – Raleigh, NC – Toronto, ON – Washington D.C.

One thing we do know is that a number of the finalists don’t meet all of Amazon’s stated criteria, first released in September. There probably is no single city that meets all the criteria, although I have always thought Denver comes the closest as a metro area with more than 1 million people; a skilled workforce; affordable housing and cost of living; an impressive mass transit system; and a city with lots of curb appeal for young tech workers.

Denver did make the list, but as a Western city it’s an outlier. The majority of the cities are on or near the Atlantic Coast, which suggests the process could be an East Coast beauty pageant. Yet it’s home to four of the list’s least affordable cities: New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. That suggests that cost of living and affordable housing are secondary considerations for the selection team. (Los Angeles and Chicago are two other finalists with high costs of living.)

Eight finalists are in the Northeast Corridor, and 14 of the 20 are in the Eastern Time Zone.

Clearly, mass transit isn’t a must-have, either: Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Raleigh are all car-centric. Neither is Amazon’s call for 8 million square feet of office space. Clearly, just about everyone is going to have to clear land and build.

Workforce and first-tier universities that produce a steady stream of smart workers seem far more important. The importance of incentives will become more clear when Amazon releases a second-round list that pares the 20 cities down to five or fewer.

That brings me to Newark another finalist, with a high unemployment rate and nobody’s idea of a city on the rise or a magnet for smart young tech workers. Like many, I picked Detroit to be the sentimental favorite among down-and-out cities, even if it stood no chance to advance. Instead, New Jersey’s embarrassing $7 billion proffer of state and local incentives seems to have landed Newark on the list.

Some cities chose not to make incentives the focus of their bids. Toronto, the most diverse city in North America and the only finalist outside the United States to make the list, basically offered only a welcoming hand. The Canadians managed to bid while keeping their dignity intact. Austin also chose not to include a specific incentive package in its bid, according to the Austin American-Statesman, although the offer of a state incentive package is a given if Austin or Dallas make the next round.

My bet is that the single biggest factor in Amazon’s decision is this: Where will the next generation of talented, tech-savvy workers want to live and work? That will be the deciding factor, and that gives Austin a fighting chance, although other analysis gives Austin little chance. If that city does win, won’t San Antonio leaders wish they had proposed that Texas two-step?

Should San Antonio have bid, even if local leaders calculated that our bid would compare unfavorably? It’s not a question local leaders are asking themselves in any public way, yet it’s certainly a conversation worth having.

If the reasoning was “Do not bid on what you cannot win,” then the decision to not bid was the right one. If entering a bid would have helped San Antonio in other ways, by attracting more national attention to the city and its attributes in its Tricentennial year, or by accelerating a community conversation about long-term investment in mass transit, then the city should have bid.

Houston and El Paso both bid without success, and neither is the worse for wear.

Related: Toyota-Mazda Officials Announce New Plant To Be Located in Alabama

By not bidding, San Antonio’s leaders presumably turned their attention to other economic development opportunities outside public view. Yet we now know those same leaders probably knew by late last year that the city also had been eliminated as a contender for the new Toyota-Mazda production plant.

Other cities and states publicly acknowledged their elimination as they received the news. San Antonio’s city leaders did not, which I think is short-sighted. Trust the public, even when the news is not good.

Elected officials at City Hall and Bexar County and some business leaders who objected to the no-bid decision back in October will take note of a statement made last week by Holly Sullivan, Amazon’s head of economic development, who was quoted in the New York Times and elsewhere on the day of the announcement:

“Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” Sullivan said. “Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.”

By not bidding at all, did San Antonio miss a bet to find its way on to Amazon’s radar? It’s highly unlikely the selection team would have added a third Texas city to its list of finalists, but that doesn’t mean the city can’t vie for a future subsidiary investment, especially if either Austin or Dallas wins the contest.

Bezos, on paper, is the richest person on the planet, according to Forbes. San Antonio could have made its point more effectively by bidding without an irresponsible incentive package. Take us or leave us on the merits, Amazon. That might have brought us some out-of-market admiration if not any Amazon jobs.

I have never been a proponent of kitchen-sink incentive packages that turn cities into beggars, either for big corporations or for pro sports team owners. Better to ask ourselves as a community: How can we better invest those same dollars to create jobs, improve education outcomes, increase social and economic equality, and maintain and improve our infrastructure?

Related: Council Approves $6 Million in Incentives for USAA’s ‘Transformative’ Hiring and Parking Plan

The City of San Antonio recently arranged a reasonable package of incentives for USAA to bring 2,000 workers into its recently acquired pair of downtown office towers. At least 1,500 of those jobs will be new ones. Why doesn’t the City convene the area’s top employers and ask: How can we help you create more jobs here? Most of our biggest employers are creating jobs here, and also creating jobs elsewhere. Could we capture more of those jobs here with the right incentives?

Amazon’s promise of 50,000 new, high-paying jobs glitters with gold, and rightfully so,but according to the Dallas Fed, its annual report (which is not yet released) shows our metro area created nearly 35,000 new jobs in 2017. And while many of them do not pay Amazon salaries, most were created by local businesses without incentives.

One really good thing happened in San Antonio when Amazon first invited cities to bid. The city under newly-elected mayor Ron Nirenberg and the best-educated, most policy-driven City Council in memory took a very candid look in the mirror and began to talk more openly and honestly about the need to improve public schools, our higher education institutions, public transportation, affordable housing, and the many changes needed to make the city a more sustainable and livable place.

That conversation needs to continue with the same sense of urgency Amazon created in San Antonio for one brief moment in time.

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