Tuesday forecast for Austin: Did you survive Labor Day weekend? The return to a shortened work week (for most of us, anyway) will be marked by mugginess and an ever-so-slight chance of showers in the Austin metro area.
The National Weather Service outlook for Tuesday calls for a 20 percent chance of showers, but the likelihood of rain is much greater in the Coastal Plains and areas southeast of Austin.
The daily temperature should peak around 93 degrees, which is normal for this time of year. The increased humidity, generated by Gulf moisture being brought in by south-southeast winds of 5 to 10 mph, will boost temperatures as the heat index could soar to 105 degrees.
The skies will become mostly cloudy in the evening, but the heat-trapping humidity will keep things balmy with a nighttime low temperature around 77.
The outlook for the rest of the work week includes a mix of clouds and sunshine:
- Wednesday’s forecast looks like a clone of Tuesday’s with a 20 percent chance of rain under partly sunny skies and a high near 93. The heat index again could go as high as 105.
- Sunshine returns in full force on Thursday with a high near 93. Forecasters expect clear skies to continue Thursday night.
- Friday will be mostly sunny with a high near 93, the weather service says. Friday night football fans can expect to watch the games under mostly clear skies and warm temperatures that should stay above 75 degrees.
- Saturday’s forecast includes a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms but otherwise mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
- Rain chances persist on Sunday, even with sunshine and a high near 91.
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