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Unseasonably Warm Stretch

 
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Heat and humidity will be the rule rather than the exception for the rest of the week, with highs in the upper 80s to 90 the next 5 days!  Along the way, I'm tracking 2 cold fronts.  The first is a weak one that arrives late Thursday afternoon.  Ahead of it, we might see a few morning showers (20% chance) and a couple stray afternoon showers (10% chance) - but most areas will likely be dry.  What you will notice is a wind shift as winds turn from south in the morning to north in the late afternoon.  I'm not expecting severe weather at this time if anything does develop.

Our next front now looks like it could get here Monday morning.  Ahead of it, we'll have a better chance of showers and storms.  There's a small chance (10-20%) for parts of the Hill Country to get some rain as early as Saturday night, but for the Austin area, our best bet is Sunday when I'm hoisting a 30% chance of showers and storms.  Best chance will be in the afternoon and I do think some could be strong to severe.  Right now, the severe risk looks like it will be just north of Austin and that could expand southward.  Some leftover showers/isolated storms could extend into Monday morning mainly east of I-35 before an even bigger change. 

That change: a shot of cooler air that could drop highs in the 70s by Wednesday and lows Wednesday morning in the 40s and 50s!

Until then, your AC will come in handy!

STORM TRACKER FORECAST

Wednesday Night: 67 Mostly cloudy with a 10% chance of showers - best bet in the Hill Country.  Winds: SSE 5-15
Thursday: 88  20% chance of morning showers, 10% chance of an afternoon shower - otherwise cloudy skies in the morning give way to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon.  Winds: S to N 5-10 mph as a cold front drops through.
Friday: 88  Mostly sunny and warm. but slightly less humid.  Winds: NE to SE 5-10  *Morning Low: 63
Saturday: 90  AM fog/patchy drizzle, then partly cloudy.  Winds: S 10-15  *Morning Low: 68  Could see some showers/storms develop in the Hill Country at night.
Sunday: 89  Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms.  Winds: S 5-15  *Morning Low: 69
Monday: 88  20% chance morning shower/storm.  Winds: S 5-10 to NW 5-10  *Morning Low: 68
Tuesday
: 80  Sunny, cooler less humid.  Winds: N 10-20  *Morning Low: 58
Wednesday: 76  Mostly sunny, cooler less humid.  Winds: N 10-20  *Morning Low: 53

Take Care!

-Chikage

Chief Meteorologist Chikage Windler

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