Before you let the good times roll, grab an umbrella...it's a slick start out there to Mardi Gras 2018! In addition to Fat Tuesday fog, we're looking at mostly light to moderate rain, especially this morning, along with what could be a few rumbles of thunder. We hope you'll check in often with us here and on 'Weather on the 1s' as we keep and eye on the radar, with an overall 40% rain chance today. The forecast calls for overcast skies and high temps up near 50.
Thanks to patchy fog, visibility could drop below one mile at times during the next 24 hours, making it extra difficult out there on the roadways. Please give yourself extra time and braking distance, just in case.
A warm front will surge northward into the area late tonight through early tomorrow, bringing back the southerly winds and also helping to warm us back up to 60s tomorrow then 70s for Thursday. While we don't anticipate as much of a travel hazard the next few days, it's at least a 20% rain chance both Wednesday and Thursday.
Another polar outbreak is heading south of Canada and it's scheduled to arrive in Texas on Friday, with a strong cold front moving through Austin during the Friday morning hours as it looks now. There's a 30% chance for showers & storms as the front arrives, and it'll be followed by strong northerly winds.
Computer models show a cut-off Pacfic disturbance impacting Texas from the weekend into early next week, and signs point to some decent rainfall as a result. Stay tuned for updates here and/or on TV & the live stream.