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.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

California man stabbed to death while dining with daughter on lap
California man stabbed to death while dining with daughter on lap

A California man eating at a steakhouse with his daughter on his lap was stabbed to death Wednesday when a homeless man allegedly walked up and attacked him, CNN reported. Anthony Mele Jr. 35, died Thursday, but his 5-year-old daughter was not hurt, the Ventura Police Department said. Mele was dining at the Aloha Steakhouse, a beachside restaurant...
FORECAST: Breezy Sunday, with temps to hit 76
FORECAST: Breezy Sunday, with temps to hit 76

Sunday forecast for Austin: Plan for a sunny end to the weekend, with a high of 76 and north winds moving 10 to 15 mph during the day, then mostly clear skies and a low of 54 at night, with north winds moving 5 to 10 mph before becoming light northwest winds after midnight. Monday: Sunny, with a high of 82 and north northwest winds moving 5 to 10 mph...
COMMUNITY NEWS: A&M extension holds food preservation workshop

TRAVIS COUNTY LAKEWAY Sing Along to present vaudeville theater Lakeway Sing Along will present its 18th annual spring show, “Vaudeville & Beyond,” at 6 p.m. April 26-28 at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. The shows will include dinner with music by the Lohman’s Crossing Band. Tickets are $30 and available at the activity...
Federal money to connect Texas schools to fiber at risk, officials say
Federal money to connect Texas schools to fiber at risk, officials say

Delays and denials by the federal government are putting Texas schools at risk of losing millions of dollars in potential subsidies that would help pay for installing high-speed fiber internet in classrooms, according to state officials. Last year, state lawmakers approved $25 million to help school districts over the 2018-19 budget period replace...
In gentrifying East Austin, are dogs replacing children?
In gentrifying East Austin, are dogs replacing children?

Olga Hernandez sat on the porch of her East Eighth Street house on a warm April afternoon, offering a few minutes to the latest reporter to come through asking about gentrification in her quickly changing neighborhood. Between pointing out rental units, she called hello to a young man and woman walking dogs down the sidewalk. Hernandez, 67, recently...
More Stories