An Above Average Stretch Ahead


AUSTIN (KXAN) —   Above normal high temperatures are forecast for the rest of the week. The average high in late April is 81 degrees in Austin, but highs in the middle to upper 80s are forecast through the weekend.

There will be a small chance for a shower or two Wednesday night through Thursday morning.  followed by a slightly higher probability of some scattered showers and thunderstorms late Saturday and Sunday.

The rain that develops tonight will be spotty and light in nature.  A thunderstorm is possible but will likely be hard to come by.  However, the storms  that genterate over the weeken,d in Texas could easily become severe.

After the threat of storms on Sunday, an extended dry spell may be in the offing. The 8-14 day outlook indicates drier than normal weather from April 30-May 6.

This is an unusual pattern, as we are now entering what is typically out wettest two month period of the year.

The Climate Prediction Center’s temperature outlook for this same period indicates cooler than normal weather is also likely.

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