From Sean Bellafiore:
Off and on rain has been the name of the game for the past few days, but dry weather is on the horizon. One more chance for rain arrives in Central Texas late this afternoon as quick moving scattered showers and thunderstorms move across the area during the mid to late afternoon hours. Rain chances this afternoon are near 50% with afternoon highs in the 70s with partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies.
Afternoon rain should exit Central Texas before 10 PM as cooler air surges into our area. Overnight lows fall into the low and middle 50s, challenging a low temperature record of 52° set in 1917. Mostly clear skies are in the forecast tonight and continue through the day Wednesday. Wednesday's weather will be wonderful with highs in the lower and middle 80s behind northwesterly winds.
Strong southerly winds return Thursday through the early part of the weekend, pulling up abundant humidity and warm air. High temperatures Thursday climb into the upper 80s with afternoon dew points climbing into the middle and upper 60s. By Friday and Saturday, highs climb into the lower 90s with heat index values potentially topping 100°. Although not in the forecast right now, the dry line may move close enough to Central Texas for high temperatures to approach 100° Friday or Saturday near and west of Highway 281.
Scattered rain returns to the forecast this weekend as another front moves into our area. A few isolated storms may pop up Saturday afternoon, however most areas will remain dry. As a cold front approaches Sunday, showers and thunderstorms may be potentially more widespread across our area. As of now, Sunday does not look like a washout. Sunday's front may stall close to Central Texas, keeping a chance of rain in the forecast Memorial Day. We'll be fine tuning the forecast as the holiday weekend draws closer.