Strong winds expected in Austin on Tuesday with highs around 80 degrees


Tuesday forecast for Austin: Forecasters say strong winds are expected to blow in the Austin area and along the Interstate 35 corridor through around 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service, a wind advisory will be in effect across the region from 7 a.m. through 1 p.m. as sustained wind speeds will likely reach 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph.

Forecasters say those driving high-profile vehicles should take extra caution, and area residents should secure any loose objects outside as they could be thrown.

Aside from the wind, meteorologists a calling for a sunny day with highs reaching 80 degrees on Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures on Wednesday will sit in the same area, with highs forecast at 81 degrees.

A slight change will come on Thursday when a 20 percent chance for showers returns to the area, increasing to around 30 percent on Thursday and Friday, then to 40 percent on Friday night.

Despite potential rainfall, temperatures are expected to stay in the mid- to upper 70s through the end of the week.

Chances for rain will increase significantly to around 70 percent on Sunday, according to the weather service.

Here’s a look at the updated Austin metro area forecast through the rest of the week:

  • Wednesday: Partly sunny with a high around 81 degrees.
  • Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high around 78 degrees and a 20 percent chance for showers.
  • Friday: Cloudy with a high near 75 degrees and a 30 percent chance for showers.
  • Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 73 and a 30 percent chance for showers.
  • Sunday: Cloudy with a high near 68 degrees with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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