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Published on April 10, 2024
Austin Emerges from Hailstorm into Sunny Skies and Brisk Winds, Warmer Days AheadSource: National Weather Service

After a stormy episode that brought jaw-dropping hail to the heart of Texas, Austinites are now swapping umbrellas for sunglasses. The tempest has passed, leaving behind blue skies but with the Wind Advisory flags waving. According to KXAN, yesterday's severe weather dished out its fair share of chaos with "baseball to softball sized hail" before taking its leave.

Today, the aftermath has us grabbing onto park benches and chasing down runaway hats. However, the havoc has calmed, bringing in its wake a calmer narrative—a cooler, drier day with a high cresting near the gentle 70s. In the Hill Country, hang onto your hats, as gusts could hit speeds of up to 45 mph. As noted by the National Weather Service, today promises "mostly sunny" conditions with "northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph". The oncoming days, though, bring with them a warm embrace as the mercury is set to rise by Friday.

If you're fretting over the chilly touch of today, worry not. The forecast sees a rapid recovery with thermometers gearing up for the 80s by Thursday. By the time the weekend rolls in, expect conditions to grow "warmer and muggier," as predicted by KXAN. The climb will be steady, with Friday and Saturday looking to usher in highs in the low 80s.

Nightfall doesn't look to be a shiver-fest either, with the atmosphere nestling at comfortable lows around the 50s for the week, inching upwards as we near the weekend. But come nighttime Monday, you might want to keep an umbrella handy—a chance of showers and thunderstorms lurking on the horizon. "Monday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms," highlights the National Weather Service, with a hushed promise of a 20 percent continuation into Tuesday.

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