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Forecast: Another nice day for Sunday; daily rain chances arrive Tuesday

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team.

AUSTIN, Texas — Expect beautiful conditions to close out the weekend! Sunday afternoon looks fantastic with a mostly sunny sky and high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.

As Gulf moisture increases, MLK Jr. Day could begin with some low clouds or patchy fog. Conditions will be on the breezy side with winds out of the south from 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Highs trend even warmer, with many locations making it into the 70s.

Daily rain chances return to the forecast starting Tuesday as a cutoff low over Baja California helps provide plenty of moisture for Central Texas. A front will approach the area Tuesday into Wednesday with pretty widespread rain and storms. 

Forecast models are not entirely in agreement with the passage of this cold front. The GFS forecast model indicates the possibility of it stalling near or around the KVUE viewing area. This would increase our chances for rain. The European and NAM forecast models lean toward a quick passage of the front through the region and would bring us less rain.

Additional rounds of rain and storms will be possible through the end of the week, especially for Thursday night and early Friday morning as the cutoff low begins to move east. The bulk of this system will remain to the north of the KVUE viewing area.

Early indications from our computer models suggest this system could bring heavy rain and maybe even some strong to severe storms. At this time, anywhere from 0.5 to 2 inches of rain is possible from Tuesday to Friday of next week, with locally higher amounts possible. This rainfall could produce ponding on roads and brings the potential for minor flooding.

The KVUE Storm Team will keep you posted as details come into focus.   

Lots of sunshine and pleasant. Northwest wind at 5 mph.
HIGH: 67° 

Mostly clear. Some low clouds or fog may develop late overnight.
LOW: 41° 

Warm and breezy. South wind at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
HIGH: 70° 


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