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Published on April 07, 2024
Sunny Reprieve for Austin Following Overnight Rain, But Fog and Severe Weather LoomsSource: National Weather Service

Austin can bask in the sun today with relatively warm temperatures expected in the lower half of the eighties, as per the National Weather Service. Following an overnight cold front that left a meager trace to 0.05 inches of rain across the region, residents can anticipate mostly sunny skies with north winds trailing at a tame 5 to 10 mph.

The reprieve from the rain will be short-lived though, as the front's retreat heralds the return of Gulf moisture tonight. This influx is set to blanket the capital with an overcast sky come sunrise, accompanied by an unwelcomed guest - fog. "The area will be mostly clear during the evening," but these conditions will wane as southerly winds usher in overcast skies, as reported by KXAN.

Monday might see Austin under a tentative 20% threat for rain, ahead of a more critical period for severe weather slated for late afternoon through Tuesday night. An upper-level low-pressure system diving into far western Arizona tomorrow looks to keep Austin's skies busy and residents reaching for their umbrellas. The National Weather Service warns of a "50% chance of precipitation" come Monday, with the potential for rain totals between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, though thunderstorms could drive those figures higher.

Severe weather risk ramps up Monday after the conclusion of the solar eclipse, with the Storm Prediction Center highlighting a "SLIGHT risk for severe storms for both Monday and Tuesday." The threats are not to be taken lightly, with hail allegedly reaching up to 2 inches in diameter, alongside a disturbing "15% chance of a few tornadoes," according to National Weather Service's forecasts.

Austin, don’t put those jackets away yet - a second front is expected to sweep through Tuesday night into Wednesday, leaving in its wake breezy northwest winds and the prospect of our coolest day on Wednesday. By Thursday, the city should experience sunny skies again, with the rest of the week playing a mix of partly cloudy to mostly cloudy conditions, ending with a high near 82 degrees on Saturday.

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