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Forecast: Clouds build back in for the weekend; rain and storm chances return

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team.

AUSTIN, Texas — Clouds and rain chances have returned for the weekend in Central Texas.

A cold front moved through late Friday night, bringing cloud coverage back into the region after a fairly sunny end to the work week. Plan for the clouds to stick around Saturday along with a 20% chance of isolated showers to the east of the Interstate 35 corridor. Scattered chances for rain will increase overnight into Sunday morning. Temperatures on Saturday will be cooler, with highs only reaching into the lower 60s.

A warm front will lift in from the south on Sunday and cause temperatures to reach back up into the mid-70s. Scattered showers and storms will start moving through Sunday afternoon and rain chances will only increase throughout the overnight period as a cold front sweeps into the region. Current forecast models are trending toward lower rainfall totals ranging from a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch.

Models have been inconsistent on exactly how widespread the storm coverage will be with this system but, as of now, it looks like the higher storm potential could stay to the north and east. Even with that in mind, we still cannot completely rule out a few strong storms Sunday night into Monday morning here in Central Texas. The KVUE Storm Team will closely monitor this potential over the weekend and will provide additional updates.

Behind this front, Monday afternoon and Tuesday look dry with more sunshine. A weak system will move through around the middle of the week but will likely struggle to provide much rainfall. Temperatures are expected to stay above normal for the duration of the forecast period.

Cloudy with a 20% chance of isolated showers. North/East wind at 5 mph.
HIGH: 62° 

Cloudy with a 30% chance of scattered showers. Winds calm.
HIGH: 59°

Cloudy with a 60% chance of scattered showers and storms. South/southeast wind at 5 to 10 mph, gusts of 20 mph later in the evening.
HIGH: 74° 


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