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Chances for heavy rain in Austin on Tuesday and Wednesday, NWS says

Bianca Moreno-Paz
Austin American-Statesman

Some isolated storms are on their way to the Austin area, according to the National Weather Service.

Though it is hard to pinpoint where the storms will appear, there's a possibility for heavy rain, said Bob Fogerty, a meteorologist for the weather service. Isolated rain chances range from 20% to 30% from Tuesday evening into Wednesday evening. After Wednesday, rain chances will drop, and drier conditions will ensue. The rest of the week will see sunny skies, according to the forecast.

Daily highs will range from 90 to 98 degrees, with heat indexes spanning from 97 to 103 degrees, marginally higher than the average for this time of year, Fogerty said. Daily lows will drop into the low to mid-70s.

Austin's five-day weather forecast

Tuesday

  • High: 92
  • Low: 74
  • Maximum heat index: 101 degrees
  • Partially cloudy skies with chances for evening and overnight storm activity.

Wednesday

  • High: 90
  • Low: 73
  • Maximum heat index: 97 degrees
  • Chances for all-day, scattered showers until 7 p.m.

Thursday

  • High: 94
  • Low: 73
  • Maximum heat index: 100 degrees
  • Mostly sunny skies and dry conditions.

Friday

  • High: 96
  • Low: 73
  • Maximum heat index: 100 degrees
  • Sunny and clear skies, with lower humidity levels.

Saturday

  • High: 98
  • Low: 72
  • Maximum heat index: 103 degrees
  • Sunny skies and dry conditions likely.