AUSTIN, Texas — The severe risk has ended for Central Texas today, and the Severe Thunderstorm Watch has officially been cancelled early. We can't completely rule out a pop up storm prior to sundown, but the rain chance is only 10 percent or less. The overnight will be dry under a mostly clear sky.
The heat really ramps up for Friday afternoon. High temperatures will reach the mid and upper 90s, with a high near 98 degrees in Austin. There is a 10 percent chance for pop up storm during the heat of the afternoon, but almost everybody will stay dry.
Saturday brings a slightly higher chance for storms during the late afternoon and evening. A few of these storms could be strong with hail and gusty winds, but this will be another situation where not everybody sees stormy weather. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 90s, and triple digits are no in the forecast for Sunday.
Next week looks just about completely dry, and each afternoon will bring temperatures of 100 degrees or higher. It's possible that Heat Advisories may be needed at some point next week. High temperatures by Wednesday and Thursday will be around 102 degrees.
Partly cloudy and warm. 50% chance of PM showers and thunderstorms. A few storms could be strong to severe. North wind at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy and seasonable. South-southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny and even warmer. Maybe a stray shower but don't count on it. Heat indices around 104. South-southeast wind at 5 to 10 mph.
Check out the live radar for what you can expect the rest of the day and into the workweek.