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Wednesday Showers

 
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

RAIN CHANCES
We'll have scattered showers and isolated storms possible Wednesday (40% chance with rain totals generally 1/4" or less with isolated higher pockets), again Good Friday (as a cold front pushes through midday to early afternoon with rain totals looking like 1/10" or less), and Easter Weekend.  More on that timeline below.

80-DEGREE STREAK
We've now hit 80 or above 5 straight days!  If we reach 80 on Wednesday despite the showers, I think the streak will stretch through the end of the week.  A cold front arrives Friday bringing us unseasonably cold air for the upcoming weekend.  By the way, we've also seen 80s for 8 of the last 9 days!  Our normal high? 77. 

WARMEST THIS YEAR
The warmest so far this year has been 84 degrees.  We've hit that 3 times, most recently last weekend.  Now I'm expecting Thursday could take the temporary crown for warmest day of 2015.  Clouds and fog will give way to sunshine and warmth.  Mid to upper 80s are likely through the I-35 corridor with low 90s in the Western Hill Country!  In case you're wondering: the average date of our first 90 in Austin is April 17th.  The earliest first 90 for Camp Mabry?  January 30th, 1971.  And while we're on the subject of firsts, the earliest first 100-degree high for Austin happened May 4th, 1984 and the average first is July 10th.

EASTER WEEKEND
Behind that Friday cold front, we'll initially watch temps fall and winds pick up.  Saturday looks fairly dry morning to afternoon with rain chances increasing Saturday night.  Easter Sunday looks more likely to have showers - though the timing is still up in the air.  Some computer models sweep the rain in and out during the morning, others bring the best rain chances in the afternoon and evening.  So have your umbrella handy and plan on unseasonably cool temps in the 50s for lows and upper 60s for highs this weekend.  Rain totals look like they'll generally be less than 1/2" as of now.

STORM TRACKER FORECAST

Wednesday: 80 Scattered showers, isolated t-storms possible.  Lots of clouds.  Rain Chance: 40%.  Winds: S 5-15.  *Morning Low: 66
Thursday: 86 AM clouds, PM sun.  Warmest day of the year!  *Morning Low: 66
Good Friday: 84  Partly cloudy with a cold front (accompanied by some passing showers) rolling through midday and shifting winds from south to north and pulling in colder air.  Rain Chance: 20%.  *Morning Low: 67
Saturday:  67  Partly to mostly cloudy with showers developing late.  Rain Chance: 20%.  *Morning Low: 53
Easter Sunday:  69  Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, isolated storms.  Rain Chance: 40%.  *Morning Low: 50
Monday: 82 Mostly cloudy, warmer.  Rain Chance: 10%.  *Morning Low: 61
Tuesday:83  Partly sunny.  *Morning Low: 66

Thanks for checking in! 
-Chikage

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