AUSTIN (KXAN) — Scattered to widespread rain is making for a wet morning commute to start the new work week. Be sure to factor in extra time to allow for slower speeds.
Showers will continue through at least midday before gradual clearing takes over by evening. The cloud cover and rain will help keep today’s warm-up at minimum with most of us likely to stay in the 60s all afternoon. On top of that, breezy north/northeast winds blowing 10-20 mph will make it feel even cooler.
Drier skies are expected Tuesday but cooler air continuing to fill in behind Sunday night’s cold front will mean an even cooler afternoon. Some rural valleys in the Hill Country may see an early first freeze Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, while downtown Austin should remain in the lower 40s.
We expect a warming trend late this work week with warm, windy weather in the forecast for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix. A chance of rain may return for race day on Sunday.
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Meteorological summer ended on Aug. 31, as Camp Mabry recorded its second-hottest summer in recorded history. Austin-Bergstrom recorded its 7th-hottest summer on record.
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