Wednesday forecast for Austin: It’s chillier this morning than what we’ve experienced lately, but the day should warm up to temperatures in the mid-70s. We can look forward to significant rain chances, though, this weekend, the National Weather Service says.
Wednesday will be sunny with a high near 75, forecasters say. South winds return in the afternoon, bringing warmer air from the Gulf, which should keep the nighttime low to around 62. But expect winds to kick up, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday could be the hottest day of the week, as temperatures are expected to peak near 82 under sunny skies, the weather service says. But conditions swing back to where they were earlier in the week, as south winds become northerly breezes that sweep the clouds away. A decrease in humidity makes the evening a little cooler, dropping the nighttime low to around 51, forecasters say.
Friday’s outlook calls for sunshine and shifting winds, as temperatures peak near 78. Clouds gather at night, which should see a low around 57, the weather service says.
Clouds will start to gather over the weekend, forecasters say, bringing the first serious chances for rain in more than a week. Saturday’s high temperature should reach near 78 but the increased cloudiness will keep the nighttime low a balmy 61.
By Sunday, the weather service is calling for a 20 percent chance of storms after 7 a.m. with temperatures climbing into the mid-70s. The 20 percent chance of rain continues at night, and the humidity keeps the evening low warmer at 64 degrees.
Rain chances increase on Monday to 30 percent under mostly cloudy skies as temperatures reach the upper 70s, the weather service says. Monday night has a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 64.
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