Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Weather

  • daytime Low 90s
  • evening Upper 80s
  • overnight Mid 70s
  • morning Low 70s

Your Forecast

  • 09/30/2014 10:29 AM

September Ending Hot, Stormy Front Thursday Night?

It'll feel hot this final afternoon of the month, with a forecast high of 92 running some six degrees above the 30 year average.

Right now:

Click for map of this morning's lowsyesterday's highs.

Look for bright, mostly to partly sunny skies. High pressure continues to influence the state from above and, once again, Texas will endure some of the hottest temps in the Union.

Even as a weak cold front makes it into the Panhandle, the heat holds here in Central Texas through Thursday. That first front will stay north of I-20, we believe. It'll take a bigger shift in the winds aloft to usher cool air all the way back down to the Gulf Coast, and we think such a pattern shift is about to occur out west. A second & more powerful Fall cold front enters Texas Thursday and, if it holds its current course and speed, we'll expect to feel the changing of the guard after dark Thursday night. This morning's latest computer models show slight variations in timing, and we're still a couple days out so this could all change quite a bit, but Futurecast currently depicts the front into the Austin area around midnight Thursday night/Friday morning. Ahead of it, our in-house model paints in a squall line of heavy storms. Though they may be brief, we are looking at potential for heavy downpours, gusty storm winds, and some frequent lightning. By the time most of us wake up Friday morning, the showers should be tapering as cooler breezes from the north arrive. So how much rain could we get? It's kind of a crap shoot at this point as we're too far out to be fully certain, but here's what our in-house model says through very early Saturday morning:

NOAA's latest 7 Day rain outlook shows potential for 1/2" - 1" in our area.  Another model, called the "NAM" or North American Model, brings 1" - 2" totals between Austin & San Antonio.  Time will tell!

We're all looking forward to the cooldown, and maybe some of this rain will wash out a bit of the Ragweed and/or Fall Elm currently giving allergy sufferers issues. Our most recent count comes this morning from Round Rock:

We're calling for lots of 50s out and about Saturday morning and Sunday morning, too. Weekend highs in the mid to upper 80s will be right on track for early October. See the 7 Day Forecast for more.

Austin City Limits Fest Weekend #1... The largest outdoor music festival of the year happens this weekend, and it looks like the weather will be nearly perfect! We're aiming for afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s, but it'll be "dry heat" as humidity levels run low. Morning and evening hours will be nice and mild, if not a bit on the cool side! Be sure to check back here for updates between now and then.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:24 AMSUNSET07:17 PM
  • MOONRISE01:14 PMMOONSET12:07 AM
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA78ºFair
  • AUSTIN78ºFair
  • BOERNE73ºFair
  • BURNET76ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE76ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION80ºMostly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD80ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG73ºFair
  • HONDO78ºFair
  • KERRVILLE72ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT79ºA Few Clouds
  • KILLEEN77ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB78ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS78ºFair
  • MCGREGOR79ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS79ºFair
  • PLEASANTON79ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB78ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT79ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS79ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD79ºFair
  • TEMPLE79ºFair
  • UVALDE77ºFair
  • WACO78ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA72ºPartly CloudyBOSTON56ºLight Rain
  • CHICAGO50ºOvercastDALLAS/FORT WORTH81ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER55ºPartly CloudyHOUSTON80ºA Few Clouds
  • MIAMI86ºMostly CloudyNEW ORLEANS81ºMostly Cloudy
  • PHOENIX71ºFairSAN FRANCISCO62ºOvercast
  • SEATTLE55ºOvercastWASHINGTON DC69ºOvercast

Weather

  • daytime Low 90s
  • evening Upper 80s
  • overnight Mid 70s
  • morning Low 70s

Your Forecast

  • 09/30/2014 10:29 AM

September Ending Hot, Stormy Front Thursday Night?

It'll feel hot this final afternoon of the month, with a forecast high of 92 running some six degrees above the 30 year average.

Right now:

Click for map of this morning's lowsyesterday's highs.

Look for bright, mostly to partly sunny skies. High pressure continues to influence the state from above and, once again, Texas will endure some of the hottest temps in the Union.

Even as a weak cold front makes it into the Panhandle, the heat holds here in Texas through Thursday. That first front will stay north of I-20, we believe. It'll take a bigger shift in the winds aloft to usher cool air all the way back down to the Gulf Coast, and we think such a pattern shift is about to occur out west. A second & more powerful Fall cold front enters Texas Thursday and, if it holds its current course and speed, we'll expect to feel the changing of the guard after dark Thursday night. This morning's latest computer models show slight variations in timing, and we're still a couple days out so this could all change quite a bit, but Futurecast currently depicts the front into the Alamo City shortly after midnight Thursday night/Friday morning. Ahead of it, our in-house model paints in a squall line of heavy storms. Though they may be brief, we are looking at potential for heavy downpours, gusty storm winds, and some frequent lightning. By the time most of us wake up Friday morning, the showers should be tapering as cooler breezes from the north arrive. So how much rain could we get? It's kind of a crap shoot at this point as we're too far out to be fully certain, but here's what our in-house model says through very early Saturday morning:

NOAA's latest 7 Day rain outlook shows potential for 1/2" - 1" in our area.  Another model, called the "NAM" or North American Model, brings 1" - 2" totals between Austin & San Antonio.  Which is correct, if any?  Only time will tell.

We're calling for lots of 50s out and about Saturday morning and Sunday morning, too. Weekend highs in the mid to upper 80s will be right on track for early October. See the 7 Day Forecast for more.

Austin City Limits Fest Weekend #1... It's one of the largest outdoor music festivals of the year in Texas and it happens this weekend...with nearly perfect weather! We're aiming for afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s, but it'll be "dry heat" as humidity levels run low. Morning and evening hours will be nice and mild, if not a bit on the cool side. Be sure to check back here for weather & music updates between now and then.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:27 AMSUNSET07:21 PM
  • MOONRISE01:16 PMMOONSET12:12 AM
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA78ºFair
  • AUSTIN78ºFair
  • BOERNE73ºFair
  • BURNET76ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE76ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION80ºMostly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD80ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG73ºFair
  • HONDO78ºFair
  • KERRVILLE72ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT79ºA Few Clouds
  • KILLEEN77ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB78ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS78ºFair
  • MCGREGOR79ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS79ºFair
  • PLEASANTON79ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB78ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT79ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS79ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD79ºFair
  • TEMPLE79ºFair
  • UVALDE77ºFair
  • WACO78ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA72ºPartly CloudyBOSTON56ºLight Rain
  • CHICAGO50ºOvercastDALLAS/FORT WORTH81ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER55ºPartly CloudyHOUSTON80ºA Few Clouds
  • MIAMI86ºMostly CloudyNEW ORLEANS81ºMostly Cloudy
  • PHOENIX71ºFairSAN FRANCISCO62ºOvercast
  • SEATTLE55ºOvercastWASHINGTON DC69ºOvercast

Weather

  • daytime 89
  • evening 88
  • overnight 76
  • morning 72

Your Forecast

  • 09/30/2014 08:41 AM

September Ending Hot, Stormy Front Thursday Night?

It'll feel hot this final afternoon of the month, with a forecast high of 92 running some six degrees above the 30 year average.

Right now:

Click for map of this morning's lowsyesterday's highs.

Look for bright, mostly to partly sunny skies. High pressure continues to influence the state from above and, once again, Texas will endure some of the hottest temps in the Union.

Even as a weak cold front makes it into the Panhandle, the heat holds here in Central Texas through Thursday. That first front will stay north of I-20, we believe. It'll take a bigger shift in the winds aloft to usher cool air all the way back down to the Gulf Coast, and we think such a pattern shift is about to occur out west. A second & more powerful Fall cold front enters Texas Thursday and, if it holds its current course and speed, we'll expect to feel the changing of the guard after dark Thursday night. This morning's latest computer models show slight variations in timing, and we're still a couple days out so this could all change quite a bit, but Futurecast currently depicts the front into the Austin area around midnight Thursday night/Friday morning. Ahead of it, our in-house model paints in a squall line of heavy storms. Though they may be brief, we are looking at potential for heavy downpours, gusty storm winds, and some frequent lightning. By the time most of us wake up Friday morning, the showers should be tapering as cooler breezes from the north arrive. So how much rain could we get? It's kind of a crap shoot at this point as we're too far out to be fully certain, but here's what our in-house model says through very early Saturday morning:

NOAA's latest 7 Day rain outlook shows potential for 1/2" - 1" in our area.  Another model, called the "NAM" or North American Model, brings 1" - 2" totals between Austin & San Antonio.  Time will tell!

We're all looking forward to the cooldown, and maybe some of this rain will wash out a bit of the Ragweed and/or Fall Elm currently giving allergy sufferers issues. Our most recent count comes this morning from Round Rock:

We're calling for lots of 50s out and about Saturday morning and Sunday morning, too. Weekend highs in the mid to upper 80s will be right on track for early October. See the 7 Day Forecast for more.

Austin City Limits Fest Weekend #1... The largest outdoor music festival of the year happens this weekend, and it looks like the weather will be nearly perfect! We're aiming for afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s, but it'll be "dry heat" as humidity levels run low. Morning and evening hours will be nice and mild, if not a bit on the cool side! Be sure to check back here for updates between now and then.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE7:22 amSUNSET7:15 pm
  • MOONRISE1:14 pmMOONSET11:07 pm
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA78ºFair
  • AUSTIN78ºFair
  • BOERNE73ºFair
  • BURNET76ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE76ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION80ºMostly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD80ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG73ºFair
  • HONDO78ºFair
  • KERRVILLE72ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT79ºA Few Clouds
  • KILLEEN77ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB78ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS78ºFair
  • MCGREGOR79ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS79ºFair
  • PLEASANTON79ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB78ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT79ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS79ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD79ºFair
  • TEMPLE79ºFair
  • UVALDE77ºFair
  • WACO78ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA72ºPartly CloudyBOSTON56ºLight Rain
  • CHICAGO50ºOvercastDALLAS/FORT WORTH81ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER55ºPartly CloudyHOUSTON80ºA Few Clouds
  • MIAMI86ºMostly CloudyNEW ORLEANS81ºMostly Cloudy
  • PHOENIX71ºFairSAN FRANCISCO62ºOvercast
  • SEATTLE55ºOvercastWASHINGTON DC69ºOvercast

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