By Mark D. Wilson
Wednesday forecast for Austin: Above-normal temperatures in Austin are expected to continue, with the mercury reaching the mid- to upper 90s on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters are calling for partly cloudy skies in the morning in Travis County, then mostly sunny skies in the afternoon. Highs at Camp Mabry could reach as high as 96 degrees.
Austin is in for at least one more day of unseasonably high temperatures in the upper 90s before seeing some significant changes during the weekend.
Daytime highs on Thursday will still be at least 5 degrees above normal but likely top out only around 95.
Meteorologists are expecting a system of storms to move through the area beginning on Friday that will bring high temperatures closer to normal, into the lower 90s, through the weekend.
The weather service is calling for a 30 percent chance for showers on Friday, increasing to 40 percent on Saturday, then to 50 percent on Sunday.
Temperatures early next week are expected to reach highs around 84 degrees, according to the weather service.
Here’s a look at the forecast through the rest of the week:
- Thursday: Sunny with a high near 95 and heat index readings around 99 degrees.
- Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers during the day followed by a 20 percent chance at night. The high temperature will be around 92 degrees.
- Saturday: Chances for rain increase to around 40 percent during the day.
- Sunday : A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high around 90 degrees.