Warm Wednesday could see strong storms overnight; more rain possible this weekend

National Weather Service

National Weather Service

Wednesday’s forecast for Austin: It’s actually quite warm on this blustery morning: Camp Mabry in Central Austin is already reporting 65 degrees as of 5 a.m. and it’s only going to get hotter — and possibly wetter, according to the National Weather Service.

The outlook for Wednesday calls for partly sunny skies with temperatures climbing to near 81 and the breezes this morning will continue as south winds of 15 mph could include gusts of up to 25 mph. At night, skies turn mostly cloudy as a cold front moves into the area around midnight, generating a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, forecasters say. Isolated strong to severe storms could produce gusty winds and possibly hail in parts of eastern Hill Country and the Austin metro area overnight, the weather service says.

By Thursday morning, the forecast calls for sunshine and a high near 72. Strong winds of 15 to 20 mph will persist, but the northerly gusts will sweep away the humidity and the dryness will bring an added chill to the nighttime temperatures as the evening low drops to around 44.

Friday is expected to look a lot like Thursday, with sunny skies and a high near 74, but a shift to southeast winds and increased cloudiness at night will bring the low temperature up a little higher to 54, forecasters say.

The weekend will start out mostly sunny on Saturday with a high near 78 but a 20 percent chance of rain creeps back into the forecast at night. The upshot to the increased cloudiness and humidity from the south-southeast winds is a balmy evening with a low temperature only around 62.

Meanwhile, Sunday could see a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high near 74 as another cold front arrives, shifting winds and dropping the low temperature at night to around 48.


 

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