Clouds roll in with cooling temps for the work week

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Look for temperatures to drop back over the coming days, and possibly even get the umbrellas ready, as a small storm system prepares to slide in from the west. We’ll have cloudy skies with a few small breaks of sunshine on Monday afternoon, with highs around 80 degrees.

Central Texas doesn’t have much moisture to support good rain over the next three days, but starting Tuesday, a few isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible. Most areas will remain dry. A storm system will approach Central Texas late Tuesday night. By Wednesday, the storm system will lose some punch, but still be able to swing a few showers and potential thunderstorms our way throughout the day: it’s our best shot at rain for the week. Despite the lack of sun, highs through the mid-week will continue to reach the upper 70s and low 80s.

As the storm departs to the east, Thursday and Friday are expected to both include partly to mainly sunny skies, and well above average high temperatures. The mercury may very well approach the mid-80s both days, but won’t stick around much longer than that. A cold front, scheduled to arrive Friday night, will bring a much different story for Easter weekend. Highs may not be able to escape the 60s, with cloudy skies, and scattered showers/t-storms.

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