FORECAST: Muggy, 20 percent chance of rain after 11 a.m., high near 96


Wednesday forecast for Austin: With a 20 percent chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m., expect clouds and muggy conditions throughout the day, forecasters with the National Weather Service said. 

Despite possible rain, Austin should warm up to 96 degrees today with humidity helping to raise the heat index to as high as 102, forecasters said.

Elevated humidity levels have pushed heat index values into the triple-digits for much of June. The heat index factors in relative humidity with air temperature to give you a more accurate indication of how hotter temperatures feel when the air is saturated with moisture.

At night, forecasters said, expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures staying above 74 degrees. 

Rain that’s likely to arrive Wednesday will last throughout the weekend as tropical moisture moves into Central Texas from the Gulf Coast around Houston. Forecasters said the tropical moisture could bring heavy rainfall to the area. 

A possibility for showers and thunderstorms persists through the weekend: 

Thursday: The forecast calls for a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m., but will be mostly sunny with a high near 95 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. At night, it will be partly cloudy with a low around 74 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Although the outlook includes a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 95 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. At night, it will be partly cloudy with a low around 74 and south-southeast winds around 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms will likely continue all day, with a high near 93 and southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph and a low around 75. It will be partly sunny during the day, and partly cloudy at night.

Father’s Day: You might have to move your special plans for dad indoors because Austin faces a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms amid mostly cloudy skies and a high near 90. The evening forecast includes a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and mostly cloudy skies with a low around 74. 

Monday: A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will last through the evening; mostly cloudy with a high near 89. At night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low around 75.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high near 91.


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