Moderate temperatures, slight chance of rain in Monday's forecast

Austin will receive a short reprieve this weekend from the intense heat and record high temperatures of last week. South southwest wind 17 to 20 miles per hour. With southwesterly flow it will allow for rising temperatures and the threat of a isolated rain or mountain snow shower. Mild daytime temperatures will continue through Wednesday.

Sunday . Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

Monday afternoon highs will once again warm to above normal in the upper 70s/ low 80s. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 miles per hour. Mardi Gras is looking good so far, but it will be on the warm side with temperatures nearing 80 and just a slight change of showers.

Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Windy, with a north wind 10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. But showers are in the forecast for the mid-valley on Sunday. No accumulations are expected at this time.

Saturday is projected to remain cool and dry, with highs in the mid-50s and lows dropping down to the mid-30s at night.

Thu: High: 59 Low: 28 Sunny, a bit breezy. Wind: Southeast 5-10mph.

Tuesday's high should be in the upper 60s, with a chance for rain and thunderstorms Tuesday evening. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. South winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Overnight lows fall to the upper 20s to low 30s. Star Lake has a 30 percent chance of snow leading to partly sunny later in the day. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

Friday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 44.

Today.Windy. Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers in the afternoon.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

  • Larry Hoffman