AUSTIN, TX – It's not exactly a winter wonderland in downtown Austin, but the colder temperatures will come this week that will not only be clbadified as "sweater weather", but also the weather of the coat . Oh, and you probably need an umbrella just in case.
Texans who hate cold weather have been spoiled with a series of days in the 70s at a time of year where the cold has come to other parts of the country for a long time, including snow in some regions. This past Thanksgiving was not exactly a welcoming event at many meetings, but one of comfort with air conditioning that provides relief from the temperate temperatures of the mid-70s.
Not this week, warm weather lovers. While Monday is expected to reach 84 degrees (a total of 19 degrees more than normal for this time of year, look), temperatures will drop exponentially by Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
By Thursday, temperatures will drop to almost zero before a warming trend starting again on Friday.
It's Texas. If you do not like the weather, wait about five minutes and it will change. You must know this for now. But if you like warm weather in what is supposed to be winter, you'd better soak up the rays on Monday because that will be the only hot day of the week before an impending polar explosion.
Below is a detailed forecast, as predicted by the National Weather Service:
- Monday: Partly sunny with a high near 80 degrees, with a south wind of around 10 mph. By Monday night, the rains are likely and possibly a thunderstorm late at night until 1 a.m. Tuesday. The day will be mostly cloudy with a minimum of around 55. Chance of precipitation will be around 60 percent, with new rainfall between a tenth and a quarter of an inch. Larger amounts are possible depending on the location.
- Tuesday: The showers are likely to continue, with a possible storm before 7 am. with a continuous possibility of rains. Most of the time it will be cloudy, says the NWS, temperatures will drop to around 55 degrees by 9 a.m. The north winds will blow 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts that will reach up to 20 miles per hour. The possibility of precipitation will be 60 percent. The new rainfall amounts are expected to vary from less than one-tenth of an inch to one full inch, possibly higher amounts in some parts. At nightfall, the probability of rain will be 20 percent before 7 p.m. under cloudy skies with a low of 42 degrees. The gusts of wind in the night could reach 20 miles per hour.
- By Wednesday, the possibility of rain reaches 50 percent after 7 a.m. It will be a cloudy event with a high expected that will reach 49 degrees with the high temperature, and the wind will blow from north to northwest between five and 10 miles per hour. At night, a 50 percent chance of rain will remain in the atmosphere and the low temperature is expected to be 41 degrees.
- Thursday is when things start to get serious, from the point of view of cold weather. It will start with normality, and by "normal" we mean a 50 percent chance of rain before 7 a.m. under mostly cloudy skies with a high temperature of 53 degrees, before becoming really cold. Thursday night will bring a 20 percent chance of rain before 7 p.m. under skies mostly clear with a low of 34 degrees. The winds, at least, are expected to be negligible at around five miles per hour.
- Friday will come as an apology from Mother Nature because of the cold, windy and humid weather. It is expected to be sunny again, with a maximum close to 62 degrees. Soft breezes will be added to wrap the skin, with westerly winds from the northwest, between 10 and 15 miles per hour, with the possibility that the gusts reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. But then, Mother Nature recovers everything with a low temperature of 38 degrees. But it will be clear, then there is that.
- Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 66 degrees. At night, it is expected to be mostly clear with a minimum of around 37 degrees.
- Sunday will be sunny, so forecasters can say, with a maximum of 68 degrees.
Have that winter coat ready, Central Texans. You have had a good time with unusually warm climates for too long. It's time to face Mother Nature.
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