Record-setting temperatures possible in Austin on Tuesday


Tuesday forecast for Austin: Temperatures on Wednesday could come close to breaking daily high temperatures records at both Camp Mabry in Central Austin and at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in southeast Travis County, according to the National Weather Service.

A spate of above-normal temperatures that has spanned the past few days has pushed temperatures up into the 90s every day since Saturday in the Austin metro area.

That trend is expected to continue on Tuesday as a cloudy morning gives way to another sunny afternoon with temperatures in the mid-90s at Camp Mabry.

The daytime high on Sunday at Mabry reached 94 degrees, which tied the daily high temperature record there.

Meteorologist Constantine Pashos said despite a high of 94 on Monday at Camp Mabry, temperatures fell one degree short of matching the daily record high. On Tuesday however, they could.

“The record at Mabry is 94 and we’re forecasting 94. The record at Bergstrom is 93 and we’re forecasting 93,” Pashos said.

Normal temperatures for this time of year usually see highs of 82 degrees and lows in the lower 60s and upper 50s, according to the weather service.

Austin is in for at least one more day of above-normal temperatures before a cold front set to arrive on Thursday pushes temperatures down into the 70s during the day and into the 50s at night.

Slight chances for showers and thunderstorms will arrive with the front on Wednesday night into Thursday, but should clear out by Friday.

Pashos said after the cold front moves through the area, Austin could return to more normal temperatures early next week.

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

Wednesday: Partly sunny with highs near 91 and a 20 percent chance of showers at night.

Thursday: Highs around 79 with a 30 percent chance of showers and Thunderstorms.

Friday: Sunny with a high near 77.

Saturday: Sunny with a high near 81.


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