Thursday forecast for Austin: The National Weather Service says isolated thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon and at night. More storms are expected Friday, over the weekend and through Tuesday. Forecasters say heavy rains are possible Friday and Saturday and may cause localized flooding.
Thursday morning commuters can expect to see areas of patchy fog until 9 a.m. before rain chances increase to 20 percent after 1 p.m. Forecasters say rain chances will grow to 30 percent at night under mostly cloudy skies.
The threat of severe storms returns to the forecast on Friday. The weather service calls for a 50 to 60 percent chance of rain all day and evening. The possibility of severe storms continues overnight into early Saturday morning.
Saturday’s outlook calls for a 40 percent chance of storms, but mainly in the morning. The rest of Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high temperature near 85 degrees. The south-southwest winds that have been bringing warm, humid air will shift, becoming northeast winds in the afternoon. The change should bring mostly clear skies at night and, without the humidity, cooler temperatures as the nighttime low drops to around 65.
Sunshine will return on Sunday, forecasters say, but a 20 percent chance of rain is expected for Sunday night as clouds start to gather again.
By Monday, as a cold front rolls in and is expected to cap temperatures at a mild 76 degrees, the weather service is calling for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.