ONE MORE 80-DEGREE DAY: At last, winter weather will reach Austin


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The weather service expects temperatures will drop 20 degrees on Tuesday, to a high around 60

By Friday, temperatures will reach the mid-60s under mostly sunny skies

Austin will finally welcome winter this week when a cold front moves through the area on Tuesday morning, pushing temperatures down by as much as 30 degrees.

But the chilly weather will hold off for one more unseasonably warm day.

According to the National Weather Service, Monday morning could be the warmest on record for this time of year, with temperatures expected to hit 66 at the start of the day before climbing to a high of around 80 in the afternoon.

The last time Austin saw a December morning that warm was in 1998, when gauges at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport measured 64 degrees, the service said.

Some intermittent showers are expected Monday, with the greatest chances in the morning, at 30 percent, amid patches of fog, meteorologists said. The likelihood for showers will increase on Tuesday, forecasters said, as a cold front moves in from the north carrying precipitation and strong winds.

“It will be right around daybreak, right when the sun is rising, is when it should be passing through,” weather service meteorologist Yvette Benavides said. “We will start to see gusty winds out of the north up to 20 or 25 mph on Tuesday throughout the day. It will start to taper off in the evening.”

The weather service expects temperatures will drop 20 degrees on Tuesday, to a high around 60, then even lower on Wednesday when forecasters put highs at 54.

“It will actually be pretty chilly the rest of the week,” Benavides said. “It will start to warm up, but it will be a slow warmup.”

Rain is expected to clear out of the area Wednesday night, with some sunshine peeking through the clouds on Thursday, the weather service said. By Friday, temperatures will reach the mid-60s under mostly sunny skies, forecasters said.



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