Here is a look at weather conditions for this week and an outlook for next week.
Warm temperatures will be in place all week with daily high temperatures generally in the low and middle 80s. Readings may turn even warmer this coming weekend before cooler air arrives behind a cold front early next week. Unfortunately, there will be few opportunities for rain this week. A few scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible across parts of the Hill Country and Central Texas late this afternoon and evening. Another slight chance for thunderstorms will also occur Thursday afternoon and next Sunday. But rain amounts for all 3 periods will be very low. Today's forecast solutions don't call for any widespread, significant rain across Central Texas over the next 10 days.
Here's day by day breakdown of this week's expected weather:
Widespread low clouds covering most of Central Texas and the middle Texas coast this morning are forecast to slowly burn off this afternoon. The sky should become partly cloudy by mid afternoon. Southerly winds will increase to a range of 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Today's temperature will warm to the low and middle 80s.
A weak wave of low pressure tracking east across North Texas in combination with a weak cold front sagging south out of the Texas Panhandle is expected to cause the development of scattered thunderstorms across parts of North Texas this afternoon. These developing thunderstorms are forecast to track southeast, potentially affecting parts of the Hill Country and the northern counties of Central Texas late this afternoon and evening. Should thunderstorms develop, they will have the potential to become severe, producing large hail and damaging winds. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the Hill Country and the northern counties of Central Texas, including the Austin Metro area, in a Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening:
Storm Prediction Severe Weather Outlook for the Period from 11:30 am Monday through 7 am Tuesday:
The chance for rain this afternoon and evening will be near 40 percent across the northern Hill Country and near 20-30 percent across the rest of the region. Spotty rain amounts to near a half inch are forecast. Any thunderstorms which happen to develop will likely dissipate by midnight as temperatures cool. Low temperatures Tuesday morning will be in the low and middle 60s.
A pattern of late night and morning clouds followed by a partly cloudy sky in the afternoon is forecast for Tuesday through Friday. Daily high temperatures will generally be in the mid 80s and low temperatures will generally be in the mid 60s. There will be another slight chance for thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening as a weak cold front sages south out of northwest Texas. However, the chance for rain will only be 20 percent.
Partly cloudy and slightly warmer weather looks to continue this weekend with high temperatures expected to be in the upper 80s to 90 degrees. Scattered thunderstorms are forecast Sunday into Monday ahead of a Canadian cold front. Today's data does not indicate there will be widespread rain. The front will bring cooler temperatures for next Tuesday through Thursday with high temperatures in the 70s to 80 degrees and low temperatures in the 50s.