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The NWS says heavy rain is expected in the Austin area on June 11

By meerna Jun18,2024
The NWS says heavy rain is expected in the Austin area on June 11

Prepare umbrellas. Rain is possible in Austin Tuesday through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

The best chance for rain will occur on Wednesday – June 11 – and continue through Thursday, with daytime temperatures dropping to the upper 70s and low 80s. Maximum daily heat indexes during the week will be between 87 and 105 degrees.

Rainfall of 2 to 5 inches is expected in the 48 hours Wednesday through Friday, said Monte Oaks, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He added that there may be minor flooding and swollen streams and rivers.

Meteorologist Jon Zeitler said there is a 70% chance of a tropical storm developing in the Gulf of Mexico over the next seven days. However, there is also a 30% chance that nothing will form, he said. The weather service is unsure of the storm’s potential strength and location.

“We expect a tropical depression to form in the middle of the week, which may strengthen into a tropical storm by the end of the week,” Zeitler said. “If it were to become a tropical storm and head towards Texas, we would expect even more rainfall than we currently have.”

Sarah Makowsky shelters from the rain as she traverses the Domain last month.  More storms will head into Central Texas this week.Sarah Makowsky shelters from the rain as she traverses the Domain last month.  More storms will head into Central Texas this week.

Sarah Makowsky shelters from the rain as she traverses the Domain last month. More storms will head into Central Texas this week.

Austin’s five-day weather forecast

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • High: 81

  • Low: 75

  • Maximum heat index: 87 degrees

  • Chance of thunderstorms throughout the day, with the highest chance of rain in the afternoon.

Thursday

  • High: 82

  • Low: 75

  • Maximum heat index: 90 degrees

  • Rain will continue from the previous day and there will be more chances for thunderstorms throughout the day.

Friday

  • High: 87

  • Low: 74

  • Maximum heat index: 96 degrees

  • In the afternoon, the sky will be partly clear and there will be a chance of rain.

This article originally appeared on the Austin American-Statesman: Juneteenth celebrations could be disrupted by heavy rain, NWS says

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