Rain, cold temperatures to continue late Wednesday, early Thursday


8:30 p.m. update: Austinites should expect showers to continue late Wednesday into early Thursday.

The Austin metro area received some reports of sleet in western Travis County around 6:30 p.m. and from West Austin and Florence around 8:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

With temperatures hovering in the upper 30s and low 40s, no travel problems are anticipated, the weather service said.

The chance for rain in Austin will remain at 70 percent until 2 a.m. Thursday, at which point, the potential for precipitation will begin to drop.

However, there still will be a 50 percent chance of rain until 5 a.m.

Once the sun rises, Thursday will continue to be cold, but it is expected to be drier, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s during the day and in the 30s at night. There will only be a 20 percent chance for rain.

Earlier: Wednesday forecast for Austin: After Tuesday’s temperature plunge, Wednesday promises to be even colder and certainly wetter, the National Weather Service says. 

Temperatures are expected to peak in the 40s as steady showers fall across Austin, with upwards of 2 inches of rainfall expected. Temperatures overnight are expected to drop into the 30s — potentially cold enough for the precipitation to become a rain-snow mix in the Hill Country. 

Thursday’s weather will largely be a repeat, with a 40 percent chance for rain during the day and temperatures reaching 50 degrees. The weather service says the showers should taper off Thursday evening, making way for a sunny and warmer Friday. 

Conditions will continue to improve throughout the weekend, bringing milder weather Saturday and Sunday that includes sunshine with highs reaching back into the upper 60s. 

The extended weather service forecast:

  • Wednesday: Breezy and rainy all day with a high of 43 degrees and low of 37.
  • Thursday: Rain chances continue during the day as highs reach about 50 degrees and lows drop down to 33.
  • Friday: Sunny and warmer, with a high of 57 and a low of 37.
  • Saturday: More sun and more warmth, as highs return to the mid-60s. Lows remain in the mid-30s.
  • Sunday: Sunny with a high of 67 degrees and a low around 40. 
  • Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 70; partly cloudy at night as temperatures sink to 44.

Stay up to date by bookmarking statesman.com/weather and downloading the Statesman’s weather app 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Dump truck driver fled after North Austin crash that severely injured man, police say
Dump truck driver fled after North Austin crash that severely injured man, police say

A dump truck driver fled after he was involved in a crash on Interstate 35 that was reported early Monday, Austin police said. The driver, 30-year-old Elieser Samora, is charged with failure to stop and render aid after an accident involving serious bodily injury. A 28-year-old man had severe brain damage after the crash and is currently in critical...
Abbott asks disgraced congressman to foot bill for special election
Abbott asks disgraced congressman to foot bill for special election

Gov. Greg Abbott wants Blake Farenthold to foot the bill for a special election the governor has called to replace the disgraced former congressman. Abbott on Wednesday sent a letter to Farenthold, a Corpus Christi Republican who resigned from Congress in early April amid sexual harassment claims, demanding that he cover all costs for the upcoming...
Police: Former Adidas employee stole $2,600 from Round Rock store
Police: Former Adidas employee stole $2,600 from Round Rock store

A former employee of an Adidas shoe store at the Round Rock outlet mall has been accused of stealing $2,600 from the store, an arrest affidavit said. Frank Rodriguez III, of San Marcos, was charged with theft, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail. An Adidas regional loss prevention manager told police he found $2,600 missing from...
Man seriously injured after crashing into tree at Burleson Road, Metropolis Drive
Man seriously injured after crashing into tree at Burleson Road, Metropolis Drive

A man has potentially life-threatening injuries after he crashed into a tree at Burleson Road and Metropolis Drive on Wednesday evening, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Medics responded at 6:27 p.m. The man, estimated to be in his 20s, was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. 
Austin man charged with online solicitation of a minor
Austin man charged with online solicitation of a minor

An Austin man sent nude pictures of himself to a police officer posing as a 15-year-old girl online, an arrest affidavit released this week said. Charles Cantu, 25, was charged with online solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail. A Georgetown police officer posted an ad on Craigslist posing as a 15-year-old...
More Stories