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Weather

  • daytime Low 80s
  • evening Upper 70s
  • overnight Mid 60s
  • morning Low 60s

Your Forecast

  • 10/22/2014 08:37 AM

Slim Rain Chance? Hot Snap Ahead

A comfortable start in the 50s & 60s comes with a few morning showers on the Texas radar loop. Unfortunately, much of the rain isn't making it all the way to the ground and, locally, our chance is only 10% through tomorrow, then a new, temporary hot snap begins. Look for today's highs in the low to mid 80s.

Right now:

Click for map of yesterday's highs.

A disturbance drifted up to near El Paso a few days ago, and it continues to weaken while generating some light showers. A few sprinkles appear to have made it as close as the Hill Country (radar loop), and travelers driving out on I-10 might run into slick roads from Junction westward. Meanwhile, a weak front is moving east through the Rockies and will likely continue through the I-35 corridor tomorrow, though most of the impact is expected well north of Waco towards the Red River. We'll see some clouds in the morning then clearing by afternoon, as shown on Futurecast, with no rain expected. Then a brief visit from high pressure takes temps back up near 90 for three to four days prior to next week's cooldown. That next notable Fall cold front appears to have slowed a bit and might not arrive here until next Tuesday. See the 7 Day Forecast for more and be sure to check back for updates.

In the Tropics...

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 9 formed in the Bay of Campeche (SW Gulf) around 10pm last night (radar loop), and the official forecast calls for the cyclone to continue moving east and becoming TROPICAL STORM HANNA during the day. As of 6am, sustained winds are at 35 mph with gusts at 45 mph. Texas is not in the sight of this storm -- we believe steering currents aloft will will carry HANNA into the Caribbean. Stay tuned as we track!

Orionid Meteors... At the peak early Tuesday morning, skywatchers say there were roughly 25-30 meteors per hour with this year's annual Orionid show. Local gazers say they saw far fewer, though Gene Moore in San Antonio proves he saw at least a couple of "fireballs" over the Lone Star State.  From Big Sky Country (Montana), check out this splendid photo of both an Orionid + the aurora borealis.  Here's one more meteor photo from China.

Enjoy your Wednesday.

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:38 AMSUNSET06:52 PM
  • MOONRISE06:26 AMMOONSET06:16 PM
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA65ºMostly Cloudy
  • AUSTIN66ºFair
  • BOERNE61ºFair
  • BURNET65ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE70ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION67ºFair
  • FORT HOOD66ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG61ºFair
  • HONDO63ºA Few Clouds
  • KERRVILLE61ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT64ºMostly Cloudy
  • KILLEEN64ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB67ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS64ºFair
  • MCGREGOR63ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS67ºFair
  • PLEASANTON66ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB67ºMostly Cloudy
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT67ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS64ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD68ºFair
  • TEMPLE64ºFair
  • UVALDE70ºOvercast
  • WACO64ºFog/Mist

National Temps

  • ATLANTA53ºFairBOSTON54ºLight Drizzle Fog/Mist and Breezy
  • CHICAGO46ºA Few CloudsDALLAS/FORT WORTH65ºFog/Mist
  • DENVER47ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON67ºPartly Cloudy
  • MIAMI81ºOvercastNEW ORLEANS71ºA Few Clouds
  • PHOENIX69ºA Few CloudsSAN FRANCISCO59ºPartly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE55ºLight Rain Fog/MistWASHINGTON DC56ºLight Rain

Weather

  • daytime Mid 80s
  • evening Upper 70s
  • overnight Upper 60s
  • morning Low 60s

Your Forecast

  • 10/22/2014 08:37 AM

Slim Rain Chance? Hot Snap Ahead

A comfortable start in the 50s & 60s comes with a few morning showers on the Texas radar loop. Unfortunately, much of the rain isn't making it all the way to the ground and, locally, our chance is only 10% through tomorrow, then a new, temporary hot snap begins. Look for today's highs in the low to mid 80s.

Right now:

Click for map of yesterday's highs.

A disturbance drifted up to near El Paso a few days ago, and it continues to weaken while generating some light showers. A few sprinkles appear to have made it as close as the Hill Country (radar loop), and travelers driving out on I-10 might run into slick roads from Junction westward. Meanwhile, a weak front is moving east through the Rockies and will likely continue through the I-35 corridor tomorrow, though most of the impact is expected well north of Waco towards the Red River. We'll see some clouds in the morning then clearing by afternoon, as shown on Futurecast, with no rain expected. Then a brief visit from high pressure takes temps back up near 90 for three to four days prior to next week's cooldown. That next notable Fall cold front appears to have slowed a bit and might not arrive here until next Tuesday. See the 7 Day Forecast for more and be sure to check back for updates.

In the Tropics...

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 9 formed in the Bay of Campeche (SW Gulf) around 10pm last night (radar loop), and the official forecast calls for the cyclone to continue moving east and becoming TROPICAL STORM HANNA during the day. As of 6am, sustained winds are at 35 mph with gusts at 45 mph. Texas is not in the sight of this storm -- we believe steering currents aloft will will carry HANNA into the Caribbean. Stay tuned as we track!

Orionid Meteors... At the peak early Tuesday morning, skywatchers say there were roughly 25-30 meteors per hour with this year's annual Orionid show. Local gazers say they saw fewer, though Gene Moore in San Antonio proves there were some "fireballs" flying over the Lone Star State.  From Big Sky Country (Montana), check out this splendid photo of both an Orionid + the aurora borealis.  Here's one more fireball photo from China.

Enjoy your Wednesday.

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:39 AMSUNSET06:47 PM
  • MOONRISE06:25 AMMOONSET05:37 PM
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA65ºMostly Cloudy
  • AUSTIN66ºFair
  • BOERNE61ºFair
  • BURNET65ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE70ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION67ºFair
  • FORT HOOD66ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG61ºFair
  • HONDO63ºA Few Clouds
  • KERRVILLE61ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT64ºMostly Cloudy
  • KILLEEN64ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB67ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS64ºFair
  • MCGREGOR63ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS67ºFair
  • PLEASANTON66ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB67ºMostly Cloudy
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT67ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS64ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD68ºFair
  • TEMPLE64ºFair
  • UVALDE70ºOvercast
  • WACO64ºFog/Mist

National Temps

  • ATLANTA53ºFairBOSTON54ºLight Drizzle Fog/Mist and Breezy
  • CHICAGO46ºA Few CloudsDALLAS/FORT WORTH65ºFog/Mist
  • DENVER47ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON67ºPartly Cloudy
  • MIAMI81ºOvercastNEW ORLEANS71ºA Few Clouds
  • PHOENIX69ºA Few CloudsSAN FRANCISCO59ºPartly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE55ºLight Rain Fog/MistWASHINGTON DC56ºLight Rain

Weather

  • daytime 81
  • evening 79
  • overnight 65
  • morning 60

Your Forecast

  • 10/22/2014 07:37 AM

Slim Rain Chance? Hot Snap Ahead

A comfortable start in the 50s & 60s comes with a few morning showers on the Texas radar loop. Unfortunately, much of the rain isn't making it all the way to the ground and, locally, our chance is only 10% through tomorrow, then a new, temporary hot snap begins. Look for today's highs in the low to mid 80s.

Right now:

Click for map of yesterday's highs.

A disturbance drifted up to near El Paso a few days ago, and it continues to weaken while generating some light showers. A few sprinkles appear to have made it as close as the Hill Country (radar loop), and travelers driving out on I-10 might run into slick roads from Junction westward. Meanwhile, a weak front is moving east through the Rockies and will likely continue through the I-35 corridor tomorrow, though most of the impact is expected well north of Waco towards the Red River. We'll see some clouds in the morning then clearing by afternoon, as shown on Futurecast, with no rain expected. Then a brief visit from high pressure takes temps back up near 90 for three to four days prior to next week's cooldown. That next notable Fall cold front appears to have slowed a bit and might not arrive here until next Tuesday. See the 7 Day Forecast for more and be sure to check back for updates.

In the Tropics...

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 9 formed in the Bay of Campeche (SW Gulf) around 10pm last night (radar loop), and the official forecast calls for the cyclone to continue moving east and becoming TROPICAL STORM HANNA during the day. As of 6am, sustained winds are at 35 mph with gusts at 45 mph. Texas is not in the sight of this storm -- we believe steering currents aloft will will carry HANNA into the Caribbean. Stay tuned as we track!

Orionid Meteors... At the peak early Tuesday morning, skywatchers say there were roughly 25-30 meteors per hour with this year's annual Orionid show. Local gazers say they saw far fewer, though Gene Moore in San Antonio proves he saw at least a couple of "fireballs" over the Lone Star State.  From Big Sky Country (Montana), check out this splendid photo of both an Orionid + the aurora borealis.  Here's one more meteor photo from China.

Enjoy your Wednesday.

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE7:37 amSUNSET6:49 pm
  • MOONRISE6:24 amMOONSET5:38 pm
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA65ºMostly Cloudy
  • AUSTIN66ºFair
  • BOERNE61ºFair
  • BURNET65ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE70ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION67ºFair
  • FORT HOOD66ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG61ºFair
  • HONDO63ºA Few Clouds
  • KERRVILLE61ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT64ºMostly Cloudy
  • KILLEEN64ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB67ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS64ºFair
  • MCGREGOR63ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS67ºFair
  • PLEASANTON66ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB67ºMostly Cloudy
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT67ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS64ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD68ºFair
  • TEMPLE64ºFair
  • UVALDE70ºOvercast
  • WACO64ºFog/Mist

National Temps

  • ATLANTA53ºFairBOSTON54ºLight Drizzle Fog/Mist and Breezy
  • CHICAGO46ºA Few CloudsDALLAS/FORT WORTH65ºFog/Mist
  • DENVER47ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON67ºPartly Cloudy
  • MIAMI81ºOvercastNEW ORLEANS71ºA Few Clouds
  • PHOENIX69ºA Few CloudsSAN FRANCISCO59ºPartly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE55ºLight Rain Fog/MistWASHINGTON DC56ºLight Rain

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