Winter on hold this week: High temps in 70s and 80s, sunshine and no rain yet

National Weather Service

National Weather Service

Monday forecast for Austin: Winter appears to be on hold this week, as temperatures should climb into the upper 70s and the lower 80s, according to the National Weather Service. The flip side to the spring-like temperatures and seemingly unceasing streak of sunny days is that Austin hasn’t seen any significant rain for more than a month — and still won’t for at least another week.

Although patchy drizzle before 10 a.m. is in the forecast, fog is the danger Monday morning for commuters coming out of Fredericksburg and Blanco. The Austin school district has the day off Monday, so schoolkids could take advantage of the partly sunny conditions, with high temperatures around 76. At night, skies will clear and north winds will diminish as the evening low falls to around 47, the weather service says.

Temperatures approach record territory on Tuesday with a forecasted daily high near 81. Sunny skies coupled with light and variable winds in the daytime become clear skies and calm winds in the evening with a nighttime low around 49.

Wednesday’s temperatures won’t break any records (it’ll be tough to top the Feb. 17 record high of 92 set in 1959), but the heat will definitely make you break a sweat as the high approaches 81 with light and variable winds. At night, the outlook calls for clear skies and a low around 53.

Thursday and Friday share a similar forecast: Mostly sunny skies, with a high near 79 and a nighttime low around 60.


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