Storms passing through Austin metro area, heading southwest

Morning rain obscures the Austin skyline along the Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake. Photo by Ralph Barrera

Morning rain obscures the Austin skyline along the Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake. Photo by Ralph Barrera

10:30 a.m. update: A series of storm cells were passing through the Austin metro area on Monday, traveling southwest through eastern Travis County and into northern Hays County.

In the past hour alone, the storms dropped nearly 0.7 inch of rain in Webberville near the Travis-Bastrop county line and about 0.32 inch of rain at Dry Creek near Elroy, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. Almost a quarter-inch of rain has fallen near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Earlier: Chances of thunderstorms will persist all day Monday with their likelihood growing to 50 percent Monday night.

The National Weather Service has forecast a possibility of rain and storms everyday through Friday. For Monday, the high is expected to be around 90 and the low around 73.

Throughout the day, moisture from the Gulf of Mexico could turn into storms or downpours especially as temperatures rise, the weather service said. Winds could gust up to 30 mph.

The Austin area did see some rains on Sunday as scattered showers moved through the area Sunday evening.

The highest recorded total, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority, was seen south of Dripping Springs, where 0.76 inches of rain fell. Near Pflugerville, 0.34 inches of rain fell.

Through Friday, highs should remain in the low 90s and temperatures should bottom out each night in the mid-70s.

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