Monday forecast for Austin: We start the first day of the work week and the second day of May in Central Texas with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. The National Weather Service says rainfall amounts will average about one-tenth of an inch to a quarter-inch. Some stronger storms could produce up to an inch of rain, forecasters say.
The rest of the outlook for Monday calls for below-normal temperatures that will peak only near 69 as a cold front passes through the area. North winds of 10 to 15 mph could include gusts of up to 20 mph. Rain chances persist into Monday night, as the evening low sinks to around 53.
Sunshine will return on Tuesday as temperatures climb to near 76 — warmer than Monday, but still below normal. Skies will remain mostly clear at night, as the dry, cool air brings temperatures down to around 53.
Wednesday should also see more sunshine, but temperatures will start climbing back to normal levels and peak near 82 degrees. At night, forecasters are expecting clear skies, but continuing dryness with a low around 57 degrees.
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