Saturday, March 17, 2018
STORMS MOVING OUT
After a few showers and storms dropped some large hail in far north Williamson and Burnet counties on Saturday, storms are making a quick exit east and we should settle into a quite overnight forecast.
We aren’t quite done with the rain chances yet. Another disturbance moving through during the first half of the day on Sunday could bring a few light/moderate showers mainly after sunrise and before lunch on Sunday. I have your chances only near 30%. Dry air is expected to move in on Sunday afternoon and bring back sunshine after a gloomy and drizzly start to the day. Expect highs in the mid to upper 80s once again!
COLD FRONT AND FIRE WEATHER
Good news: A cold front moving through early on Monday will bring very comfortable, crisp air out of the northwest and send highs into the low to mid 70s by Tuesday.
Bad news: That air will be very dry. With our current moderate drought in Central Texas and winds gusting to 30 MPH behind that front on Monday, we will likely see elevated to critical fire weather concerns. The National Weather Service has issued a FIRE WEATHER WATCH for Burnet, Blanco, Llano, Fredericksburg, and Mason counties from 3PM to Midnight on Monday. Outdoor burning will be highly discouraged until winds die down by Tuesday.
The Spring Equinox happens on Tuesday, which marks the official first day of Spring. We’ll have highs in the low to mid 70s with lots of sunshine; picture perfect!SPRING ALLERGIES ARE HERE!
Friday’s count is a full house of allergens: Mold: 726- Moderate. Oak: 481- High. Cottonwood: 36- Low. Ash: 33- Low. Willow: 25- Low. Poplar: 22- Low. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma & Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
Lake Travis was 81% full with Lake Buchanan at 90%. Friday’s combined lake level was 85%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport
AIR QUALITY FORECAST
Our air quality is expected to be good for Sunday. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
SUN: 85 | 30% isolated showers & t-storms | Winds: SW 5-10 | Morning low: 67
MON: 79 | Mostly sunny | Winds: NW 10-20 | Morning Low: 62
TUES: 73 | Happy first day of Spring! | Winds: NW 5-15 | Morning Low: 50
WED: 76 | Mostly sunny | Winds: SE 5-10 | Morning Low: 48
THU: 78 | Mix of sun and clouds | Winds: S 10-20 | Morning Low: 53
FRI: 79 | Mix of sun and clouds | Winds: S 10-20 | Morning Low: 62
SAT: 80 | Isolated shower (10%) | Winds: S 5-15 | Morning low: 66
Meteorologist Avery Tomasco
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