Tuesday forecast for Austin: The National Weather Service canceled the flash flood watch for the Austin metro area that the service had issued earlier this week. The watch was supposed to end Tuesday at 10 a.m. but is now only in effect for Fayette County, which has gotten some of the heaviest rainfall in the state over the past three days.
Fog is blanketing much of Travis, Hays and Bastrop counties, making morning commutes much more challenging. The rest of Tuesday will likely be muggy with a high temperature near 77 and a 60 percent chance of rain. The increased cloudiness and humidity will keep nighttime temperatures warm with a low temperature of 68 degrees.
Rain chances of up to 50 percent continue on Wednesday as temperatures climb to near 80. At night, the chances for rain decrease slightly with a low temperature around 66.
On Thursday, the outlook calls for a 40 percent chance of rain with a high near 80. Rain chances drop to 20 percent at night as the low temperature dips to around 60.
Sunshine is expected to return on Friday and Saturday with temperatures rising to around 79 on both days. By Sunday, rain chances reappear in the forecast but only around 20 to 30 percent.
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