FORECAST: Scattered rain, high of 50; commuters could face patchy fog


Doppler radar images at 6 a.m. showed a loose band of scattered storms moving northeast along the Interstate 35 corridor. A 40 percent chance of rain remains in the forecast for most of the day, according to the National Weather Service.

Commuters should be aware of possible patchy fog on Central Texas roads Tuesday morning. As of 6 a.m., relative humidity at Austin’s weather station at Camp Mabry was 93 percent, with visibility limited to about 3 miles.

With widespread temperatures throughout the region near 40 degrees, forecasters expect temperatures in Austin to rise about 10 degrees more to around 50.

At night, a 30 percent chance of rain persists and patchy fog will resume after midnight, the weather service says, as overnight temperatures become only a few degrees cooler.

Temperatures are likely to increase on Wednesday before peaking near 70 degrees. A bump in humidity will contribute to a 20 percent chance of rain and patchy fog before 9 a.m., forecasters say. Wednesday night temperatures are expected to stay above 59 amid warm south winds.

The weather service’s extended forecast calls for unseasonably high temperatures before a cold front interrupts the warming trend:

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of rain with a high near 78. Warm south winds of 10 to 15 mph will bring in more clouds at night but also help keep the evening temperatures above 59 degrees.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of rain with a high near 65. A cold front will replace warmer south-southwest breezes with cooler north-northeast winds of 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. The nighttime forecast includes a 50 percent chance of rain with a low around 40.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of rain with a high near 51. Rain chances slip to 30 percent with a low around 44.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain with a high near 66. Mostly cloudy at night with a low around 56.


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