Friday, April 25, 2014

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  • morning Near 60
  • daytime Near 90
  • evening Low 80s
  • overnight Mid 70s

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  • 04/24/2014 07:47 PM

Feeling a Lot Like Summer... 

A cold front moved through on Thursday but it remained dry and warm across the region.  The front lacked moisture and instability, so that's why we only saw a wind shift from south to north during the evening.  Behind the front expect only a brief cool down with overnight lows but a return to the 80s and 90s is in the forecast for the weekend.  



Thursday started cloudy and muggy with morning temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.  The battle between the sun and clouds was won by the sun around lunchtime.  This, along with southeast winds, sent temperatures into the upper 80s and low 90s.  



Click here for Thursday lows and current temperatures.  

Overnight, expect clear skies and light north to northeast winds.  Temperatures will be a little cooler with lows in the mid to upper 50s.  A gorgeous day is in store for Friday with plenty of sunshine, breezy south winds and temperatures climbing into the upper 80s to low 90s.

Futurecast brings a little more cloud cover into the region on Saturday ahead of a huge storm system moving into the Central Plains.  This storm system will dominate the weather across the Lower 48 for several days.  Saturday will come with a mix of sun and clouds and breezy south winds.  Rain chances build a little Saturday night as the disturbance pushes a little more to the east.  A better chance of showers and thunderstorms come into play on Sunday and Monday.  As of right now, we are on the tail end of the storm system which means the best dynamics will stay in North Texas.  That's where the Storm Prediction Center has placed the elevated threat of severe weather.  High temperatures through the weekend will be near 90 degrees.     

A cooler push of air is now expected to drop our way behind this next storm.  The timing of the cold front looks to move through on Tuesday, putting temps back below normal for a few days during the middle of next week.  Check out all the details on your extended forecast.

Drought Status... Record drought continues across Texas, where only parts of the state have seen relief during the last 180 days. Check out this map from NOAA to see how much rain has fallen compared to normal. While you'll see a few pixels of green in Central Texas, most of our local area (especially west) has only seen about 1/4 of what we'd consider normal rainfall since last Fall.  While the latest outlook calls for drought conditions to continue or possibly intensify, there's a strong chance for El Nino to develop by Summer or Fall...which historically means more rain for Texas.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Wildflower Photos...  Pretty colors of the wildflower season can still be seen across the landscape of Central Texas. If you haven't already, take a moment to snap and send a wildflower picture of your own to txphotos@twcnews.com, post on our facebook page, or tweet @twcnewsaustin.  Please identify the location and anyone who is in the photo(s), then watch to see if your picture makes it on Time Warner Cable News.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your night.  

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE06:53 AMSUNSET08:05 PM
  • MOONRISE04:25 AMMOONSET04:44 PM
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA67ºFair
  • AUSTIN69ºFair
  • BOERNE63ºFair
  • BURNET66ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE72ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION71ºPartly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD69ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG55ºFair
  • HONDO74ºFair
  • KERRVILLE59ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT64ºFair
  • KILLEEN64ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB71ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS58ºFair
  • MCGREGOR57ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS69ºFair
  • PLEASANTON72ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB70ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT71ºFair
  • SAN MARCOS70ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD72ºFair
  • TEMPLE61ºFair
  • UVALDE73ºFair
  • WACO61ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA66ºOvercastBOSTON47ºFair
  • CHICAGO51ºLight RainDALLAS/FORT WORTH64ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER48ºA Few CloudsHOUSTON71ºFair
  • MIAMI74ºPartly CloudyNEW ORLEANS69ºMostly Cloudy
  • PHOENIX76ºFairSAN FRANCISCO60ºMostly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE47ºMostly CloudyWASHINGTON DC53ºOvercast

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SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE6:47 amSUNSET8:07 pm
  • MOONRISE4:24 amMOONSET3:37 pm
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA67ºFair
  • AUSTIN69ºFair
  • BOERNE63ºFair
  • BURNET66ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE72ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION71ºPartly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD69ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG55ºFair
  • HONDO74ºFair
  • KERRVILLE59ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT64ºFair
  • KILLEEN64ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB71ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS58ºFair
  • MCGREGOR57ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS69ºFair
  • PLEASANTON72ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB70ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT71ºFair
  • SAN MARCOS70ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD72ºFair
  • TEMPLE61ºFair
  • UVALDE73ºFair
  • WACO61ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA66ºOvercastBOSTON47ºFair
  • CHICAGO51ºLight RainDALLAS/FORT WORTH64ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER48ºA Few CloudsHOUSTON71ºFair
  • MIAMI74ºPartly CloudyNEW ORLEANS69ºMostly Cloudy
  • PHOENIX76ºFairSAN FRANCISCO60ºMostly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE47ºMostly CloudyWASHINGTON DC53ºOvercast

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Your Forecast

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE6:49 amSUNSET8:04 pm
  • MOONRISE4:23 amMOONSET3:38 pm
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA67ºFair
  • AUSTIN69ºFair
  • BOERNE63ºFair
  • BURNET66ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE72ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION71ºPartly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD69ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG55ºFair
  • HONDO74ºFair
  • KERRVILLE59ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT64ºFair
  • KILLEEN64ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB71ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS58ºFair
  • MCGREGOR57ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS69ºFair
  • PLEASANTON72ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB70ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT71ºFair
  • SAN MARCOS70ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD72ºFair
  • TEMPLE61ºFair
  • UVALDE73ºFair
  • WACO61ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA66ºOvercastBOSTON47ºFair
  • CHICAGO51ºLight RainDALLAS/FORT WORTH64ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER48ºA Few CloudsHOUSTON71ºFair
  • MIAMI74ºPartly CloudyNEW ORLEANS69ºMostly Cloudy
  • PHOENIX76ºFairSAN FRANCISCO60ºMostly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE47ºMostly CloudyWASHINGTON DC53ºOvercast

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