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AUSTIN WEATHER

Weather

  • daytime Upper 80s
  • evening Low 80s
  • overnight Near 70
  • morning Low 60s

Your Forecast

  • 04/24/2014 06:24 AM

Very Slim Rain Chance Today

Following a cloudy and muggy morning, we warm up to nearly 90 degrees before a very weak "cold" front moves in with a 20% chance for brief afternoon showers and storms. Temps will continue to run warmer-than-normal through the weekend.

Right now:

Click for map of yesterday's highs.

The front is now moving south of the I-20 corridor, and we've noted a few showers on the radar around Abilene.

As the front continues southbound, it'll encounter more Gulf moisture that might help fuel the development of additional showers. We'll be watching the local radar especially during the 3-7pm time frame, when Futurecast indicates a skinny band of showers (and potentially a few rumbles of thunder) forming up immediately ahead of the front's arrival in Austin. It'll happen right around the hottest time of day.  Even though the atmosphere has a moderate amount of "convective potential energy" to deal with, we aren't very confident in measurable rain for most. Time will soon tell.  Here's the latest from our in-house computer model:

Expect light north winds behind the front with slightly drier, somewhat cooler air during the night. Almost all Friday morning lows will end up in the 50s, we believe, before abundant sun and dry air warms us right back up near 90 Friday. Then skies start to turn a bit cloudier into the weekend as more Gulf moisture surges north. It'll be drawn in by a large upper-air disturbance moving into the Central Plains, a storm system that will dominate the weather across the Lower 48 for several days next week. A cooler push of air is now expected to drop our way by next Tuesday, putting temps back below normal for a few days during the middle of next week. See the details on the extended forecast.

Drought Status... Record drought continues across Texas, where only parts of the state have seen relief during the last 180 days. Check out this map from NOAA to see how much rain has fallen compared to normal. While you'll see a few pixels of green in Central Texas, most of our local area (especially west) has only seen about 1/4 of what we'd consider normal rainfall since last Fall.  While the latest outlook calls for drought conditions to continue or possibly intensify, there's a strong chance for El Nino to develop by Summer or Fall...which historically means more rain for Texas.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Wildflower Photos...  Pretty colors of the wildflower season can still be seen across the landscape of Central Texas. If you haven't already, take a moment to snap and send a wildflower picture of your own to txphotos@twcnews.com, post on our facebook page, or tweet @twcnewsaustin.  Please identify the location and anyone who is in the photo(s), then watch to see if your picture makes it on Time Warner Cable News.

Enjoy your Wednesday.

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE06:54 AMSUNSET08:04 PM
  • MOONRISE03:45 AMMOONSET03:41 PM
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA65ºMostly Cloudy
  • AUSTIN67ºOvercast
  • BOERNE64ºOvercast
  • BURNET64ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE64ºPartly Cloudy
  • COLLEGE STATION68ºOvercast
  • FORT HOOD67ºA Few Clouds
  • FREDERICKSBURG64ºOvercast
  • HONDO68ºOvercast
  • KERRVILLE64ºOvercast
  • K-FH AIRPORT64ºPartly Cloudy
  • KILLEENFair
  • LACKLAND AFB66ºMostly Cloudy
  • MARBLE FALLS65ºFair
  • MCGREGOR64ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS63ºA Few Clouds
  • PLEASANTON66ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB65ºPartly Cloudy
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT68ºOvercast
  • SAN MARCOS64ºPartly Cloudy
  • STINSON FIELD67ºFair
  • TEMPLE64ºPartly Cloudy
  • UVALDE68ºOvercast
  • WACO65ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA54ºFairBOSTON43ºA Few Clouds and Breezy
  • CHICAGO41ºOvercastDALLAS/FORT WORTH68ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER35ºPartly CloudyHOUSTON70ºOvercast
  • MIAMI68ºA Few CloudsNEW ORLEANS64ºShallow Fog
  • PHOENIX65ºFairSAN FRANCISCO55ºPartly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE52ºLight RainWASHINGTON DC46ºFair

Interactive Radar

Weather

  • daytime
  • evening

Your Forecast

  • 04/24/2014 05:48 AM

Very Slim Rain Chance Today

Following a cloudy and muggy morning, we warm up to nearly 90 degrees before a very weak "cold" front moves in with a 20% chance for brief afternoon showers and storms. Temps will continue to run warmer-than-normal through the weekend.

It's a muggy start. Right now:

Click for map of yesterday's highs.

The front is now moving south of the I-20 corridor, and we've noted a few showers on the radar around Abilene.

As the front continues southbound, it'll encounter more Gulf moisture that might help fuel the development of more showers. We'll be watching the local radar especially during the 3-7pm time frame, when Futurecast indicates a skinny band of showers (and potentially a few rumbles of thunder) forming up immediately ahead of the front's arrival in Austin. Even though the atmosphere has a moderate amount of "convective potential energy" to deal with, we aren't very confident in measurable rain for most. Time will soon tell!  Here's the latest from our in-house computer model:

Expect light north winds behind the front with slightly drier, somewhat cooler air during the night. Almost all Friday morning lows will end up in the 50s, we believe, before abundant sun and dry air warms us right back up near 90 Friday. Then skies start to turn a bit cloudier into the weekend as more Gulf moisture surges north. It'll be drawn in by a large upper-air disturbance moving into the Central Plains, a storm system that will dominate the weather across the Lower 48 for several days next week. A cooler push of air is now expected to drop our way by next Tuesday, putting temps back below normal for a few days during the middle of next week. See the details on the extended forecast.

Drought Status... Record drought continues across Texas, where only parts of the state have seen relief during the last 180 days. Check out this map from NOAA to see how much rain has fallen compared to normal. While you'll see a few pixels of green in Central Texas, most of our local area (especially west) has only seen about 1/4 of what we'd consider normal rainfall since last Fall.

Wildflower Photos...  Pretty colors of the wildflower season can still be seen across the landscape of Central Texas. If you haven't already, take a moment to snap and send a wildflower picture of your own to txphotos@twcnews.com, post on our facebook page, or tweet @twcnewsaustin.  Please identify the location and anyone who is in the photo(s), then watch to see if your picture makes it on Time Warner Cable News.

Enjoy your Wednesday.

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE6:48 amSUNSET8:06 pm
  • MOONRISE3:45 amMOONSET2:32 pm
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA65ºMostly Cloudy
  • AUSTIN67ºOvercast
  • BOERNE64ºOvercast
  • BURNET64ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE64ºPartly Cloudy
  • COLLEGE STATION68ºOvercast
  • FORT HOOD67ºA Few Clouds
  • FREDERICKSBURG64ºOvercast
  • HONDO68ºOvercast
  • KERRVILLE64ºOvercast
  • K-FH AIRPORT64ºPartly Cloudy
  • KILLEENFair
  • LACKLAND AFB66ºMostly Cloudy
  • MARBLE FALLS65ºFair
  • MCGREGOR64ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS63ºA Few Clouds
  • PLEASANTON66ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB65ºPartly Cloudy
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT68ºOvercast
  • SAN MARCOS64ºPartly Cloudy
  • STINSON FIELD67ºFair
  • TEMPLE64ºPartly Cloudy
  • UVALDE68ºOvercast
  • WACO65ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA54ºFairBOSTON43ºA Few Clouds and Breezy
  • CHICAGO41ºOvercastDALLAS/FORT WORTH68ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER35ºPartly CloudyHOUSTON70ºOvercast
  • MIAMI68ºA Few CloudsNEW ORLEANS64ºShallow Fog
  • PHOENIX65ºFairSAN FRANCISCO55ºPartly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE52ºLight RainWASHINGTON DC46ºFair

Interactive Radar

Weather

  • daytime
  • evening

Your Forecast

  • 04/24/2014 05:48 AM

Very Slim Rain Chance Today

Following a cloudy and muggy morning, we warm up to nearly 90 degrees before a very weak "cold" front moves in with a 20% chance for brief afternoon showers and storms. Temps will continue to run warmer-than-normal through the weekend.

It's a muggy start. Right now:

Click for map of yesterday's highs.

The front is now moving south of the I-20 corridor, and we've noted a few showers on the radar around Abilene.

As the front continues southbound, it'll encounter more Gulf moisture that might help fuel the development of more showers. We'll be watching the local radar especially during the 3-7pm time frame, when Futurecast indicates a skinny band of showers (and potentially a few rumbles of thunder) forming up immediately ahead of the front's arrival in Austin. Even though the atmosphere has a moderate amount of "convective potential energy" to deal with, we aren't very confident in measurable rain for most. Time will soon tell!  Here's the latest from our in-house computer model:

Expect light north winds behind the front with slightly drier, somewhat cooler air during the night. Almost all Friday morning lows will end up in the 50s, we believe, before abundant sun and dry air warms us right back up near 90 Friday. Then skies start to turn a bit cloudier into the weekend as more Gulf moisture surges north. It'll be drawn in by a large upper-air disturbance moving into the Central Plains, a storm system that will dominate the weather across the Lower 48 for several days next week. A cooler push of air is now expected to drop our way by next Tuesday, putting temps back below normal for a few days during the middle of next week. See the details on the extended forecast.

Drought Status... Record drought continues across Texas, where only parts of the state have seen relief during the last 180 days. Check out this map from NOAA to see how much rain has fallen compared to normal. While you'll see a few pixels of green in Central Texas, most of our local area (especially west) has only seen about 1/4 of what we'd consider normal rainfall since last Fall.

Wildflower Photos...  Pretty colors of the wildflower season can still be seen across the landscape of Central Texas. If you haven't already, take a moment to snap and send a wildflower picture of your own to txphotos@twcnews.com, post on our facebook page, or tweet @twcnewsaustin.  Please identify the location and anyone who is in the photo(s), then watch to see if your picture makes it on Time Warner Cable News.

Enjoy your Wednesday.

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE6:50 amSUNSET8:04 pm
  • MOONRISE3:43 amMOONSET2:34 pm
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA65ºMostly Cloudy
  • AUSTIN67ºOvercast
  • BOERNE64ºOvercast
  • BURNET64ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE64ºPartly Cloudy
  • COLLEGE STATION68ºOvercast
  • FORT HOOD67ºA Few Clouds
  • FREDERICKSBURG64ºOvercast
  • HONDO68ºOvercast
  • KERRVILLE64ºOvercast
  • K-FH AIRPORT64ºPartly Cloudy
  • KILLEENFair
  • LACKLAND AFB66ºMostly Cloudy
  • MARBLE FALLS65ºFair
  • MCGREGOR64ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS63ºA Few Clouds
  • PLEASANTON66ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB65ºPartly Cloudy
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT68ºOvercast
  • SAN MARCOS64ºPartly Cloudy
  • STINSON FIELD67ºFair
  • TEMPLE64ºPartly Cloudy
  • UVALDE68ºOvercast
  • WACO65ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA54ºFairBOSTON43ºA Few Clouds and Breezy
  • CHICAGO41ºOvercastDALLAS/FORT WORTH68ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER35ºPartly CloudyHOUSTON70ºOvercast
  • MIAMI68ºA Few CloudsNEW ORLEANS64ºShallow Fog
  • PHOENIX65ºFairSAN FRANCISCO55ºPartly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE52ºLight RainWASHINGTON DC46ºFair

Interactive Radar


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