We're in the middle of a comfortably cooler-than-normal weather pattern. Other than a bit of morning chill, no complaints! Speaking of, it was the coldest morning in Austin since April!  Our forecast calls for brilliant sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon. Temps might bump a degree or two above the normal 82 the next several days before we turn our attention to rainfall. Looks like a decent chance especially this weekend.

Metro Austin hit a high of 77 yesterday, then temps dropped quickly through the night to these coldest lows as of sunrise:
34 Fredericksburg 10 WSW
37 Dripping Spring 2 SSW
37 Johnson City
37 Spicewood
38 Jonestown
39 Bertram 8 SSW
39 Driftwood 4 SSE
39 Jollyville 2 SW
39 Marble Falls
40 Elgin 8 NW
40 Leander 5 W

At the Airport, 42 marked the coldest at that location since April 7th, while a low of 50 was the coldest in the metro since April 24th.

Right now:

Today's forecast:

Winds gust up to 26 mph at the Austin Airport yesterday, with 23 mph peak gusts Pflugerville and San Marcos. Winds are expected to be notably lighter today and from the east-northeast. At this hour:

High pressure is heading from Mexico towards Texas, helping to keep our weather bright and dry through midweek. Southerly winds will come back as soon as tomorrow, starting to bring back some humidity from the Gulf. We might have enough moisture at play to get some showers on Friday (20% chance) as a disturbance moves overhead. It's a 20% chance on Saturday, as well. Our next fall cold front is then expected to follow by late Saturday night/early Sunday morning and with it comes a better 50% chance for showers & storms. It's still too early to tell exactly how this will play out but, as of now, we believe the front will arrive at the least "prime" time of the day (when temps are at their coolest) so, as of now, severe weather isn't expected. Keep in mind, there could be a few strong storms with briefly heavy downpours. Stay tuned for updates between now and then right here on this page and also on the 7 Day Forecast.

Enjoy the weather!
--Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons (@Burton_Spectrum)