AUSTIN, Texas — Tuesday brought the 59th triple-digit day of the year to Austin, but we're now tracking at least a bit of relief from the summer heat, along with our most promising rain chances in several weeks.
We still turn up the heat for Wednesday, but by late afternoon and evening, we expect a decent coverage of scattered showers and storms drifting north to south across the KVUE area as a weak impulse moves through Central Texas. Not everyone will see rain, but this will fortunately kick off a several-days stretch of rain chances.
The highest rain chances of the week likely come Thursday, with the rain chance up to about 50%. With more clouds and rain around, our afternoon highs also drop to the mid and upper 90s and could stay in the 90s through Sunday as scattered rain chances continue.
Unfortunately, this is not a situation where every single inch of Central Texas will get rain. But the odds of most of us getting some sort of rain between now and Saturday is fairly promising.
On average, we're looking at up to a quarter-inch or more for areas that get under a good downpour. For some areas that get under heavy thunderstorms, an inch or more of rain will be possible. We are not expecting organized severe weather, but one or two storms each day could become strong with gusty winds and lightning. When thunder roars, go indoors!
Partly cloudy with a 40% chance of scattered showers. Heat index up to 105 degrees. East-southeast wind shifting out of the north later in the day from 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of scattered showers. South-southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly sunny with a 50% chance of scattered showers and a bit cooler. North-northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph.
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Check out the live radar for what you can expect the rest of the day and into the workweek.