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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.

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