KXAN Weather in Austin: Sunday wetter than Saturday

KXAN Weather in Austin: Sunday wetter than Saturday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Early risers had a cloudy and humid start to the day. Low temperatures dropped to the mid-70s. Both reporting stations in Austin recorded a low of 75 degrees. The 75-degree low at Camp Mabry tied the record for warmest daily low set in 1994. Austin-Bergstrom also tied the record warmest daily low last set in 1991.

It will be windy in the afternoon and night with gusts exceeding 25 to 35 mph until 2 to 4 a.m. Sunday. A Wind Advisory will be in effect from noon to 7 PM today in Lampasas and Milam Counties where south winds will reach 35 to 40+ mph.

Strong southerly winds late this morning even before sunrise on Sunday

Low pressure is found at the upper level near the four corners. That will bring showers and thunderstorms that, according to Future Clouds and Radar, will become numerous late tonight into tomorrow morning.

Strong overnight to severe storms possible in the Hill Country area

Current trends indicate that storms will begin in the Hill Country (Mason and San Saba counties) after midnight and move east toward I-35, arriving in the Austin area at sunrise. Showers and thunderstorms will taper off late in the morning, leaving the afternoon generally dry, with only a few rain showers in isolated areas between noon and 4 p.m.

Storms weaken as they move over I-35 at sunrise

Between 1 and 7 a.m., Hale County east to western Travis and Williamson counties will be at a slight risk (Category 2 of 5) for severe thunderstorms.

The severe risks will be greatest in the Hill Country

The main threats are, in order, hail 1 to 2 inches in diameter, wind gusts greater than 58 mph, and isolated tornadoes. Larger hailstones appear to be falling in Mason and San Saba counties.

Short periods of heavy rain are also possible during this time, creating a threat of marginal to minor flash flooding across much of the Hill Country.

Possibility of flash floods

Rain remains in the forecast every day next week as April ends and May begins. Humid air will persist, especially in the morning. A weak cold front moves south through central Texas Friday morning, leaving northeast winds Friday afternoon. Highs will be in the 80s from today until Friday.

Wet weather will stop over the next seven days

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