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Widespread rain is expected to continue into Monday as cooler air filters in behind the front. Temperatures will likely hover in the mid-40s to low 50s for most of the day on Monday with a breezy north wind.
Showers will gradually pull away to the east Monday night and Tuesday morning. The weather should be completely dry with a clearing sky by Tuesday afternoon. The middle of the week looks fairly quiet with highs rebounding to the 70s by Thursday.
Rainfall totals between a tenth of an inch to a half-inch are expected to be widespread across Central Texas. Some areas could exceed an inch locally, especially for areas north and east of Austin.
In the event of a power outage caused by tree limbs hitting power lines or other storm-related issues, Austin Energy encourages customers to sign up for text Outage Alerts and check its outage map. Austin Energy said customers can also be prepared by doing the following:
- Keep cellphones charged and backup chargers fully charged.
- If working or learning at home, save your work periodically and make sure your devices are on power strips. Using a power strip helps protect electronic devices in case of a power outage. Consider using external power sources for your electronics.
- Assemble a storm preparation kit with flashlights, fresh batteries, snacks, water, and other necessities. Make sure everyone in your home knows where to find it.
- If you experience a power outage, keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed, if possible. Food will stay good up to four hours.
- Do not drive over or go near a downed power line, it could be energized. Call 512-322-9100 if you see a downed line to report it. If the line is sparking, call 911.
- If you see limbs on wires or see downed tree limbs, please call 512-322-9100 to report them.
The KVUE Storm Team will continue to watch this developing forecast. In the meantime, the extended forecast can be found below: