Foggy start leads to warm, mild Monday; small chance of rain on Super Tuesday

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Monday forecast for Austin: Let’s just call off winter already. Above-normal highs dominate the forecast for the work week and into the first weekend of March. The biggest weather news this week is the small chance of rain possible on Tuesday just as voters head to the polls for primary elections.

At 5 a.m., it’s already warm enough in Austin to be within a few degrees of the normal daily high for this time of year. Monday’s outlook also calls for patchy fog throughout Central Texas before 10 a.m., the National Weather Service says. Mostly cloudy skies will keep conditions muggy as temperatures climb all the way to 78 — peaking 10 degrees above normal for this time of year.

At night, cloud cover increases, it traps radiant surface heat and — coupled with warm south winds — will keep the evening low a balmy 63, the weather service says.

Super Tuesday in Central Texas will start off mostly cloudy before a cold front blows through and gradually turns skies sunny, forecasters say. A small chance of rain in the morning remains in the forecast, but shifting winds of 10 to 15 could gust as high as 20 mph. Once the front passes, the nighttime outlook calls for clear skies and decreased humidity, which will sink the evening low temperature to around 46. Winds are likely to remain gusty.

Wednesday and the rest of the work week are expected to be sunny with high temperatures in the 70s, possibly near 80 on Thursday.


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