Temperatures to reach near 80 in Austin on windy Wednesday


Wednesday forecast for Austin: Forecasters are calling for another warm, windy day in Austin on Wednesday before chances for rain in the area begin to develop overnight.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in the Austin metro area could reach up to 80 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.

Meteorologists are warning area residents of potentially heavy winds across the region late in the morning through the afternoon.

Forecasters are expecting sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts of up to 40 mph.

A wind advisory will be in effect across Central Texas from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

While temperatures will remain in the 70s through at least Sunday, some potentially heavy storms are on the horizon.

According to the weather service, Austin will see a 20 percent chance of showers on Thursday, increasing to 40 percent on Friday and Saturday, then to around 60 percent on Sunday as a cold front moves through the area.

Daytime highs early next week are forecast in the 60s.

Here’s a look at the forecast through the rest of the week:

  • Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high around 78 degrees and a 20 percent chance for showers.
  • Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 63 degrees and a 30 percent chance for showers, mainly after midnight.
  • Friday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 76 and a 40 percent chance for showers.
  • Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 63 degrees and a 40 percent chances for showers and thunderstorms.
  • Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a high around 73 degrees and a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms.


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