Muggy start to hot, sunny Monday; look out for severe storms Tuesday night

National Weather Service

National Weather Service

Monday forecast for Austin: Monday is already pretty warm — it’s 71 degrees at Camp Mabry in Central Austin, and it’s only 5 a.m. — but the National Weather Service expects temperatures to climb all the way to a summer-like 87 degrees before the day is over. According to the weather service, it’s likely that the current temperature will be the coolest it will get on Monday.

Morning clouds should translate into a muggy start for Monday before giving way to sunshine. At night, a 10 percent chance of storms before 10 p.m. means forecasters can’t completely rule out rain.

National Weather Service

National Weather Service

The big weather event is on Tuesday night, when severe storms could erupt in the Austin metro area. Tuesday will start with a 30 percent chance of storms after 1 p.m. before rain chances ramp up to 60 percent in the evening. Forecasters say large hail and damaging winds are expected to be the main storm threats. The northern Hill Country and the Balcones Escarpment, including both Austin and San Antonio metro areas, could see isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms.

By Wednesday, sunshine will return as temperatures rise to near 87. At night, skies will be mostly clear, but a little less muggy as the low temperature slips to around 64, the weather service says.

Rain chances of 20 to 30 percent return on Thursday, but the outlook still calls for partly sunny skies, forecasters say. By Friday, though, rain chances jump to 50 percent as south-southeast winds of 10 to 15 mph could include gusts as high as 20 mph.

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