Rain chances increasing today through Monday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Rain began during the overnight hours. At sunrise much of the rain was affecting parts of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, and Travis Counties. Most totals prior to 7 a.m. ranged from .01″ to .05″.

An upper-level trough of low pressure is pulling in moisture from the Pacific Ocean. This trough will move northeast during the next 48 hours allowing for a very good chance of rain tonight and Monday.

Late night rain coverage with a few brief downpours

The rain chances are highest from around 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 p.m. Monday during which time all of the area will be measuring rain. On the whole the rain will be light to occasionally moderate. However, pockets of brief heavy rain will be possible.

You should prepare for an area-wide wet commute Monday morning. Allow yourself extra time due to the wet roads.

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Morning rain will affect your commute

The precipitation begins to decrease in coverage during Monday night to Tuesday morning as the upper trough moves to our east. There may be some lingering rain after sunrise Tuesday but the chances are only 10% of that happening.

Updated predicted rain totals

Clouds will be clearing during the late-morning to early afternoon leaving a partly cloudy to mostly sunny sky by sunset Tuesday.

Chilly air for a few more days

The chill remains today and Monday thanks to a north wind. Most highs Sunday will be in the upper half of the 50s to some low 60s east of I-35. With the good chance of rain that is forecast Monday you can expect most highs to only reach the mid to upper 50s.

2 chilly days still to come

Most highs reach the mid to upper 60s Tuesday thanks to the clouds clearing. Highs in the 70s are expected Wednesday to next weekend.

Wet Thanksgiving week?

An unsettled weather pattern is shaping up for Thanksgiving Week, indicating there could be some rain on Thanksgiving Day.

Rainfall outlook for mid-late November including Thanksgiving.
Rainfall outlook for mid-late November including Thanksgiving.

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