Our weather forecast is the tale of three seasons. After reaching a record-tying, summer-like high of 88 yesterday in Austin, it feels like fall out there today. Northerly winds keep us cooler than normal with temps only into the low to mid 60s at the warmest. There's a 40% chance for showers & storms through sunset, then spring-like storms could erupt overnight ahead of a strong polar cold front.
Our in-house models show the front arriving around midnight to 2 a.m., while most are safe and sound at home in bed. And that's good, too, because some strong hail-producing storms might explode over the Austin area along with the threat of lightning -- it's an overall 70% rain/storm chance after dark. We've got a MARGINAL (low-end) risk for severe storms.
Though there might be some puddles to drive through tomorrow morning, the models show most if not all of the rain activity ending before sunrise.
Seriously chilly winds will follow the front, and we're talking big jacket weather into the weekend. With a sustained northerly breeze around 15 to 20 mph tomorrow, it'll feel like 30s and 40s throughout the day even as actual temps rise back up at least to low and mid 50s.
Plan for a mostly cloudy and cold Veterans Day weekend with temps in the 40s and 50s both Saturday and Sunday. There's a low chance for rain.
Then the most powerful cold front since last winter looks to sweep through Texas on Monday with a 30% rain chance. If the forecast pans out, this will bring arctic air all the way down to the Gulf Coast with what could be our first freeze of the season as soon as Tuesday night.
We'll talk more about the rain and chill on 'Weather on the 1s' -- be sure to join us on Spectrum News or the live stream for updates.