AUSTIN (KXAN) — Once official numbers are reported, January of 2015 will likely go down as the 2nd wettest January in the last 30 years, as we tacked on an additional .10″ – .35″ of rain Saturday. Now, as we say goodbye to the first month of the calendar year, and enter the month of February, rain gear will continue to be necessary.
As this latest system rolls in from the eastern Pacific, Gulf and Pacific moisture continues to be drawn into the state. Light rain is expected to continue, on and off, through Sunday afternoon/evening. Some areas may even hear a rumble of thunder before dawn Sunday morning. Rain chances will stay in the forecast until a cold front drives through Sunday evening, allowing high pressure begins to take control. By that time, an additional .25″ (metro area and eastern counties) to .75″ (Hill Country) will likely fall into our rain gauges.
Temperatures will jump into the middle 60’s Sunday afternoon, before the cold front arrives. Behind the boundary, breezy northerly winds will whip as high as 25-30mph, and will funnel another shot of cold air our way Sunday night. Highs Monday, despite the return of mainly sunny skies, won’t get out of the low 50’s.
The weather forecast for the Super Bowl in Glendale, AZ is much nicer: conditions will be sunny, and afternoon temperatures will reach 70 degrees, with evening readings falling into the 50s.
Though the precipitation this weekend will be warm enough to fall as rain, you’ll want to stay on top of the variable winter weather with our free KXAN Weather app–available in your smartphone app store now.