Bundle up for an unseasonably cold Austin holiday


It may not be a white Christmas but bundle up because it’s unseasonably cold in Austin on Monday, about 10 degrees chillier than normal and mostly sunny for your holiday festivities.

Temperatures at sunrise measured 34 degrees at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and through the day will reach a high around 51, according to the National Weather Service, after a cold front swept in on Sunday.

Last Christmas, temperatures in Central Texas reached into the mid-80s, according to the weather service, so it’s quite a change this year.

Expect mostly sunny skies all day, with winds blowing from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph that become southeasterly by afternoon, meteorologists said. In the evening, temperatures are forecast to drop to a low around 43, the service said.

Some rain chances appear during the overnight hours, with a 30 percent chance at showers and some patchy fog after midnight, according to forecasters.

The dreary weather will continue through the week, with rain chances at 40 percent on Tuesday under mostly cloudy skies and a similar outlook on Wednesday, the weather service said. Northern winds will keep temperatures low in the 40s and 50s throughout the week, according to forecasters.