Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
High temperatures today will be rivaling records in central Texas. The current record at Camp Maybry is 103 degrees set back in 2009, and we’ll be cutting it close… Possibly even tying or breaking that record. In addition to the temps, humidity is rising. Higher humidity will bring heat index values from 108 to 113 degrees. A heat advisory has been issued for Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Guadalupe, Hays, Lee, and Milam counties (that’s most of the DMA) from 1pm to 8pm today.
SUMMER COLD FRONT
A passing cold front this weekend will bring much needed rain and a welcomed cool down. High temperatures will fall into the lower 90s and possible even the upper 80s, which would break our 21 day streak of 90 degree temperature readings. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are likely Saturday and Sunday then a few could linger into Monday. Rain chances go down Tuesday through Thursday, but not completely as a stray shower or storm could still pop up in the afternoons. Rainfall totals by the middle of next week will be around .5-1”, and the majority of this moisture will accumulate Saturday through Monday.
Get ready for the next time we see rain. You can always download our free CBS Austin WX Radar App and search hashtag #cbsaustinwx for updates. Plus you can track any showers on our interactive radar here: http://bit.ly/cbsaustinwxradar
The Drought Monitor released Thursday had no change for our area with parts of Southern Caldwell County including Luling remaining in a Moderate Drought. Many other areas are considered abnormally dry. Check out the map here: http://bit.ly/TXDroughtMonitor
Thursday’s count: mold was down to 1835 (moderate) with grass and pigweed at a trace. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
Lake Travis is at 95% with Lake Buchanan at 94%. Thursday’s combined lake level was 95%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport/report.aspx
The UV Index for Friday will be 11 of 11 – high! Burn time for unprotected skin is around 30 minutes. 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
Air quality will be moderate Friday. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
FRI: 102 | S/SE 5-15 | Mostly sunny and very hot
SAT: 92 | S/NE 0-5 | Partly cloudy and hot – 50% chance showers & t-storms
SUN: 91 | E 0-5 | Mostly cloudy and hot – 60% chance showers & t-storms
MON: 89 | SE 0-5 | Mostly cloudy and very warm – 40% chance showers & t-storms
TUE: 90 | SE 0-10 | Mostly cloudy and hot – 20% chance showers & t-storms
WED: 93 | SE/S 5-15 | Partly cloudy and hot – 20% chance showers & t-storms
THU: 94 | S/SE 5-15 | Partly cloudy and hot – 10% chance stray shower or storm
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Today's Record Temperatures