Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
ONE… NO, TWO MORE COLD FRONTS
After a warm(er) Monday, another front will move through Tuesday. This one comes through whisper quiet, with no additional clouds or rain chances to mention. It’s a grazing blow in terms of a cool-down, keeping highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s locked in through Wednesday.
STRONGER FRONT FOR HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
A much stronger front will push through Texas late this coming week. Timing and intensity will need fine-tuning, but early indications are that temperatures will drop 15-20 degrees after reaching 80 on Thursday, with highs by Halloween weekend topping off in the low 60s… Overnight lows could dip into the 30s for the first time since late January. Still on the fence about costume ideas? Eskimo is looking like the utilitarian option.
A disturbance in the Caribbean (just east of Central America) has a 20% chance of forming into a tropical system in the next 5 days. Good news for the Gulf Coast of the US: With cold fronts moving through every several days, there will be no threat to land should any tropical system form.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season peaked September 10th and continues until November 30th. NOAA is predicting a slightly above average hurricane season with 14-19 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-5 major hurricanes. More info: http://bit.ly/cbsaustinwxhurricane http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Friday’s mold count was high (3201) with ragweed low (47), red berry juniper at a trace. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma & Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
Lake Travis was 84% full with Lake Buchanan at 90%. Sunday’s combined lake level was 87%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport
The UV Index for Monday will be 5 – moderate. Check the UV Index here: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1 Sun safety tips: http://theshadeproject.org/sun-safety-education/
AIR QUALITY FORECAST
Our air quality is expected to be GOOD for Monday. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
MON: 80 | Warm & sunny | Winds: NW 5 | Morning Low: 49
TUES: 76 | Weak front arrives, dry and sunny! | Winds: N 10-15 | Morning Low: 56
WED: 77 | Cool morning! Coast-to-coast sunshine | Winds: NW 5 | Morning Low: 47
THU: 80 | Sunny, warm and breezy | Winds: S 10-20 | Morning Low: 55
FRI: 67 | Quick cool-down behind strong front, mostly cloudy | Rain chance: 20% | Winds: N 10-20 | Morning Low: 57
SAT: 61 | Sharply colder, partly cloudy | Rain chance: 20% | Winds: N 5-15 | Morning low: 46
SUN: 68 | Sunshine returns! | Winds: SW 5 | Morning low: 42
Meteorologist Avery Tomasco
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