Wednesday forecast for Austin: Doppler radar indicates a large band of storms moving quickly east-southeast into the Austin metro area. As of 6:20 a.m., some storms have reached Cedar Park and have been making the commute on Texas 45 more challenging.
The National Weather Service says the storms could generate at least an inch of rain or up to 2 inches some locations. For areas already saturated by previous rainfall this week, the morning storms could pose a threat for flooding.
Meanwhile, the rest of Wednesday should see temperatures climb to near 79. Rain chances remain high, around 50 percent, at night under mostly cloudy skies and a low temperature around 65.
Rain chances are expected to stay around 40 percent on Thursday as a front moves in and shifts winds from the south to the north. Temperatures also are expected to top out near 80 but the nighttime low should stay above 62 degrees.
Friday’s outlook calls for a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8 a.m. Sunshine should return later in the day as temperatures rise to near 80 degrees. Clear skies continue at night and into Saturday, forecasters say, but rain chances return to 40 percent by Sunday morning.
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