And then...it never came.
I flipped over to the radar station around one to see what had become of my anticipated storm. The radar loop showed an enormous band of thunderstorns and rain, all angry red and yellow and green, barreling massively and implacably straight towards Austin from the west, and then, no exaggeration, getting to the city limits and turning a full ninety degrees north and disappearing off the screen. It was comical looking. "Oh, hey, you know what? I need to let the cats out and I'm not really hungry enough to eat you for lunch anyway, so do you mind if I...yeah, sorry. Next time, ok? Call me!"