Fog, drizzle hampering morning commute; strong storms possible Wednesday afternoon

National Weather Service

National Weather Service

Wednesday forecast for Austin: Patchy fog and drizzle throughout Central Texas, especially east of the Interstate 35 corridor, will plague morning commuters until about 10 a.m. But the main weather threat Wednesday will be a few strong thunderstorms that could pass through the Austin metro area this afternoon, the National Weather Service says.

Wednesday’s outlook calls for a 50 percent chance of rain under cloudy skies with temperatures peaking near 78 — it’s already 69 degrees at Camp Mabry as of 6 a.m. At night, rain chances drop to 30 percent after 1 a.m. Patchy fog and drizzle also returns after 1 a.m. to set up another challenging morning commute Thursday. Nighttime temperatures should slip no lower than 66 degrees, the weather service says.

Sunshine will return Thursday, forecasters say, as a cold front arrives in Central Texas, plunging high temperatures from the low 80s on Thursday to the upper 60s on Friday.


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