wreaked havoc on the small Texas town of Pampa on Saturday, when 67 mph winds took down 40 utility poles and left 7,300 families without power, The Associated Press reported. Meteorologists said thunderstorms are likely to weaken as they reach the Austin area, and no severe weather is anticipated.
Rain chances will remain high through Tuesday morning, the weather service said, dropping later in the week when a high-pressure system sweeps back into the area. There is about a 40 percent chance for rain Wednesday and 20 percent Thursday, the service said.
Isolated showers could persist through Friday, forecasters said, as south winds push temperatures close to 100 near the end of the week, with mostly sunny skies.