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Another rainy week in store during cooler than average summer


It's shaping up to be another rainy week in Austin, racking up the flow of unusual weather seen in the Hill Country since summer began.

Austin typically hits an average of 36 inches of rain per year, though every year since 2014 has seen well above that. Austin has already seen almost 30 inches this year alone and instead of the typically 100-degree-plus summers that Texans are used to seeing, temperatures have been cooler than average, according to the National Weather Service.

Over the next week, there will be a 20% chance of rain every day until Sunday and temperatures hovering around a 90-degree high and 75-degree low.

Strong winds and scattered thunderstorms brought by a late cold front are in store for Monday, scattered thunderstorms throughout the day on Wednesday and high-powered winds going into the weekend.

Don't get caught in fast-moving winds! Here's a video of strong winds captured by an Austonia reader last week.


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(Earl McGehee/CC)

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