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Tuesday-
AM Drizzle
64
54
40%
64
54
AM Drizzle
Precipitation40%
Wind3mph NE
Humidity69%
UVModerate
Wednesday-
Heavy Rain
58
52
100%
58
52
Heavy Rain
Precipitation100%
Wind5mph NNE
Humidity89%
UVLow
Thursday-
Mostly Cloudy
66
55
0%
66
55
Mostly Cloudy
Precipitation0%
Wind7mph NNW
Humidity75%
UVModerate
Friday-
Sunny
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59
0%
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59
Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind2mph W
Humidity69%
UVHigh
Saturday-
Sunny
80
60
0%
80
60
Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind5mph WNW
Humidity60%
UVHigh
Sunday-
Mostly Sunny
82
58
0%
82
58
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind6mph W
Humidity61%
UVHigh
Monday-
Mostly Sunny
76
56
0%
76
56
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind4mph WSW
Humidity54%
UVHigh
RIGHT NOW
Precipitation20%
Wind3mph NE
Humidity72%
UVLow
Visibility10 miles
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Latest Forecast


Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018


SPOTTY SHOWERS TURNING TO HEAVY RAIN

Spotty showers will continue through the day today, but they won't drop much when it comes to rainfall accumulation. Already, this moisture is associated with Hurricane Willa, which is set to make landfall along the west coast of Mexico later today. Willa's path will take the tropical cyclone through the mountain of Mexico where it will weaken significantly before reaching south Texas. While the main center of energy will stay to our south, rainfall associated with Willa will push into central Texas Wednesday.

Activity will start off isolated Wednesday morning then become widespread across the area by Wednesday afternoon. Moderate to heavy rainfall will be possible at times, so we will be on the lookout for some minor flooding, especially along our already very swollen rivers and lakes. Rainfall totals do look slightly lower, but even the 1-2" I'm expecting could be enough to re-ignite some flood issues.

Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown.

Road Closures: http://bit.ly/atxfloods

River Flooding: http://bit.ly/riverfloodatx

LCRA Flood Ops: http://bit.ly/lcra_lakelevels

Rain Reports: http://bit.ly/hydromet


EXTENDED DRY STRETCH

While a few showers could linger into Thursday morning, conditions should clear out quickly through the end of the week! By Friday, we'll be sunny with high temperatures in the mid 70s. A beautiful weekend is ahead with temperatures in the low 80s, much closer to where they should be for this time of year. We'll stay dry through the beginning of next week, but a few showers could return by Halloween evening (don't worry yet, at this point it doesn't look to completely ruin your plans!).


TROPICS TRACKER

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs until November 30th.

-All quiet.

-The next named storms will be Oscar and Patty.

The Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season runs until November 30th.

-As mentioned, Willa is expected to make landfall in Mexico and send remnant tropical moisture into Texas – affecting us most on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

-Vicente is expected to track northwestward toward the Baja California area

-Another disturbance has a 10% chance of development in the next 2 days, 10% in the next 5.

-The next named storm in the Pacific will be Willa.

Track the tropics here:

http://cbsaustin.com/weather/hurricane-tracker

http://bit.ly/cbsaustinwxhurricane


AIR QUALITY FORECAST

Tuesday’s Air Quality: CODE GREEN - GOOD. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229


EL NINO WATCH CONTINUES

NOAA continued an El Nino Watch on September 13th with the chance for El Niño at 50-55% during fall, and 65-70% during winter 2018-19.

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc.pdf

For Central Texas, El Nino winters are typically colder and wetter than normal. Stay tuned!

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/how-el-ni%C3%B1o-and-la-ni%C3%B1a-affect-winter-jet-stream-and-us-climate

The shorter-term Climate Prediction Center outlook for Oct 28- Nov 1 is below normal for temps and below normal for precip. For Oct 30 - Nov 5, it’s near normal for temps and above normal for precip. For Nov 3 – Nov 16, it’s near normal for temps and near normal for precip.


FIRE FORECAST

Wildfire danger remains low thanks to our recent rain!

Burn bans have been lifted for all counties in the CBS Austin area.

Statewide Burn Bans: http://tfsfrp.tamu.edu/wildfires/DecBan.png

Fire Danger Forecast: http://twc.tamu.edu/tfd


DROUGHT UPDATE

We are drought free as of last week’s drought monitor. The next Drought Monitor will be released Thursday, October 25th and we should remain drought-free. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?TX\


ALLERGY REPORT

Mold 5621 – high. Fall Elm 49 – low. Ragweed 29 – low. Trace Grass and Marsh Elder. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma & Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen and here: http://cbsaustin.com/weather/cbs-austin-allergens. Allergens are updated Monday through Friday, except on holidays.


LAKE LEVELS

After peaking Saturday morning at 704.39 ft (5th highest all-time), Lake Travis had fallen to 703.01 by Monday evening, expected to fall to between 703 and 701. 100% “Full” is 681, so flooding and high water could linger for days. After peaking at 1019.2, Lake Buchanan had fallen to 1018.48, expected to fall to near 1018. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport


UV INDEX

The UV Index for Tuesday will be 1 (low). Unprotected skin could burn in 45 minutes. Check the UV Index here: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1


STORM TRACKER FORECAST

TUE: 64 | Rainy morning. Cloudy & cool with only a few spotty afternoon showers | Rain Chance: 40% | Winds: N/NE 0-10

WED: 58 | Cloudy with rain, possibly heavy, especially PM | Rain Chance: 100% | Winds: NE 0-10 | Morning Low: 54

THU: 66 | Decreasing clouds, any rain ends pre-dawn | Winds: NW 0-5 | Morning Low: 52

FRI: 75 | Sunny and nice! | Winds: NW/N 0-10 | Morning Low: 55

SAT: 81 | Cool morning, sunny and warm afternoon | Winds: W/SW 0-10 | Morning Low: 59

SUN: 82 | Mostly sunny | Winds: SW/S 0-10 | Morning Low: 60

MON: 76 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 0-5 | Morning Low: 58


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Nicole Hartford

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