In our experience, Austin Texas weather can change very rapidly certain times of the year. As the saying goes here in Texas: “If you get tired of the weather, just wait 30 minutes!”
If you have to drive a long way to get to Austin, it’s a good idea to look at the weather forecast to make sure the weather’s plans go along with your vacation plans!
Before we get to the Austin weather forecast though, let’s take a brief look at the Austin climate. It will give you an idea of what to expect in general.
Austin has a humid subtropical climate, although I don’t think the humidity in Austin is anywhere near Houston’s.
Summers are usually hot, with temperatures averaging around 95°F in July and August, but sometimes going over 100°F. Winters are mild and dry, with temperatures averaging around 40°F in December and January, but sometimes dropping into the 20s.
While Spring is beautiful with lots of Blue Bonnets growing along the roads, it is also the rainy season and a time of severe thunderstorms, which sometimes causes flash flooding in the area. The Fall is a great time of the year. The worst of the summer heat is over, and there is less rain than in the Spring.
Here’s a complete weather forecast for Austin for the next several days:
Wednesday 05/20 60%
High 92° / Low 70°
Thunderstorms developing late. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
Thursday 05/21 50%
High 76° / Low 67°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Cloudy skies late. High 76F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday 05/22 80%
High 83° / Low 71°
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 83F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Saturday 05/23 90%
High 84° / Low 71°
Thunderstorms. High 84F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
Sunday 05/24 80%
High 81° / Low 70°
Thunderstorms likely. Potential for severe thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
I hope Austin’s weather will be exactly what you wanted during your vacation in Austin!