Warming trend, more wet weather on the way

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Temperatures will finally warm back into the 80s Monday with breaks of sunshine, but rain could return midweek.

Saturday’s unseasonably chilly weather was not just unusual for a late summer day in Austin, it broke records that have been on the books for more than 100 years. The high temperatures of 66 degrees at Camp Mabry and 67 degrees at ABIA were the lowest high temperatures on record, not just for the day, but for the entire summer at the airport. At Camp Mabry, where temperature records began in 1897, it was the lowest high temperature ever recorded between June 20th and Sept. 18th.

A KXAN viewer near Taylor reported 3.75″ of rain Saturday, but most rainfall accumulations were lighter–between 1/4 and 1/2 inch.

After another cooler than average day Sunday, mostly cloudy skies are forecast to linger through the day Monday with highs in the 80s.
The next chance of rain is set to arrive late Tuesday. A disturbance moving in from the Plains states is expected to interact with a tropical wave from the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific moisture from powerful Hurricane Odile. This combination of ingredients should produce scattered showers and thunderstorms over the area Tuesday through Thursday, with the best shot coming Wednesday. Some heavy downpours will be possible before drier, very warm weather returns late week through next weekend.

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