Fantastic Friday weather ahead of humid, warmer weekend

Forecast

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Another great weather day today with afternoon highs well into the 80s under a mostly sunny sky. Winds will be noticeable at times with gusts up to 20-25 mph (expect these winds to get stronger Saturday).

Both Saturday and Sunday will feature morning clouds and a chance of early drizzle followed by warm, humid afternoons. While Saturday afternoon looks dry and pleasant, there is a chance of a late-day storm sneaking in on Mother’s Day.

As of this writing, there is a marginal risk (1 out of 5) for strong to severe storms in our north and northeast counties late Sunday. If storms do fire, we’ll be watching for hail and gusty winds.

Trends continue to show wetter weather for the first half of our next work week. Expect daily rain chances Monday through Wednesday along with cooler temps midweek.

Drought Update

Thanks to recent widespread rainfall totaling 4-8 inches, the number of us in soil drought status has been nearly cut in half. The entire Austin metro area is no longer in soil drought — just under the precursor, “abnormally dry”.

Notice on the below comparison how much better off the state of Texas is now compared to the start of summer in 2011 (red = intense soil drought). The fact that our soil is more moist today than 10 years ago helps keep temperatures from getting too hot as we enter the summer months.

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Sunny

Austin

78°F Sunny Feels like 80°
Wind
5 mph SSE
Humidity
55%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Increasing clouds. Warmer.
68°F Increasing clouds. Warmer.
Wind
7 mph SSE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Sunny

San Marcos

79°F Sunny Feels like 81°
Wind
7 mph SSE
Humidity
52%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Increasing clouds. Warmer.
68°F Increasing clouds. Warmer.
Wind
7 mph SSE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Sunny

Lockhart

78°F Sunny Feels like 80°
Wind
6 mph SE
Humidity
55%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Increasing clouds. Warmer.
68°F Increasing clouds. Warmer.
Wind
7 mph SSE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Sunny

Llano

76°F Sunny Feels like 76°
Wind
8 mph SSE
Humidity
57%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A few passing clouds, otherwise generally clear. Low 63F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
63°F A few passing clouds, otherwise generally clear. Low 63F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Wind
11 mph S
Precip
7%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Sunny

Blanco

75°F Sunny Feels like 75°
Wind
8 mph SSE
Humidity
55%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies this evening. A few showers developing late. Low 64F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
64°F Clear skies this evening. A few showers developing late. Low 64F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
12 mph S
Precip
33%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Sunny

La Grange

81°F Sunny Feels like 83°
Wind
6 mph SE
Humidity
49%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear to partly cloudy. Low around 65F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
65°F Clear to partly cloudy. Low around 65F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
9 mph S
Precip
11%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent

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