Morning clouds to give way to sunshine Wednesday; warmth continues all week

National Weather Service

National Weather Service

Wednesday forecast for Austin: The morning will begin cloudy but the sky will start to clear in the afternoon as temperatures reach near 79, the National Weather Service says. A weak cold front also will arrive, bringing a shift in winds of 5 to 15 mph from the south-southwest to become northerly breezes. At night, forecasters say we should expect clear skies and a low temperature around 51.

Another day of sunshine will get paired with above-normal temperatures that should peak at around 84 degrees on Thursday. At night, the evening temperatures drop to around 55.

Friday’s outlook calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 81. Clouds will start gathering Friday evening as the low temperature falls to around 56, forecasters say.

Sunshine returns for one more day on Saturday as temperatures top out near 78. At night, clouds increase as south-southeast winds bring warm Gulf humidity to the area. The nighttime low should get no lower than 60 in Austin, the weather service says.

Sunday’s forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms under partly sunny skies and temperatures peaking near 79. South winds of 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph, also are expected. That night, rain chances creep up to 30 percent as the mostly cloudy skies and humidity keep temperatures quite warm with a low around 67.

Monday could see some significant rain: Forecasters call for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms as temperatures could reach as high as 84.