Record cool temperatures this afternoon

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The storm system that brought severe thunderstorms to our area early yesterday dragged a cold front through Central Texas this morning. Behind the front, temperatures will be 15-20° cooler today under gray skies.

Highs will struggle to reach the lower 60s in the Hill Country, and hover in the middle to upper 60s elsewhere. Our forecast high of 68° today in Austin would set a new record for the coolest high temperature ever recorded on April 28 at ABIA (old record: 70°, 1965). The coolest high temperature on an April 28 at Camp Mabry is 65° (1932). Winds behind the cold front bringing this temperature drop will be breezy today, 10-15 mph on average, and could gust up to 20 mph before 10 PM. Winds will calm back to 5-10 mph overnight.

Temperatures tonight will be the coldest we’ve seen in a week, dipping into the upper 40s in the Hill Country and lower 50s in metro Austin. Plentiful sunshine and low humidity will have us feeling great through rest of the work week with highs slowly warming into the 80s. Expect mostly sunny skies and highs in the middle 70s for Wednesday.

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