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  • daytime Low 90s
  • evening Near 90
  • overnight Upper 70s
  • morning Low 70s

Your Forecast

  • 07/31/2014 08:27 AM

July Ends With a Treat: A Weak Cold Front

Radar indicated a few hit-or-miss showers firing up just prior to 4 o'clock this morning, and we expect more to develop today as a weak cold front moves slowly south across Central Texas. It's a decent 40% storm chance from now through midnight. Ironically, as we transition to our typical hottest month of the year, temps will be running cooler than normal by at least a few degrees. Look for highs in the low to mid 90s.

Temps right now:

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

Winds will eventually shift from south to northwest as the front arrives this afternoon in the Austin area. They're expected to be fairly light. Winds at this hour:

As much as we could use the showers, Futurecast is being fairly stubborn with the nature and amount of rain coverage. It shows spotty showers trying to form up ahead of the front by midday, with most of the activity making it to or south of the I-10 corridor by the afternoon commute hours. Due to weak steering winds aloft, the front will likely slow down and/or stall out somewhere just to our south later on tonight. Our model currently shows that happening around San Antonio, which could mean some rain in the area through the first half of Friday. The front is then expected to ease down towards the Texas coast with more travel impact for tomorrow in that region.

Our latest in-house model shows heaviest potential totals south and east:

We're left with slightly cooler, less humid conditions for our first day of August...typically our hottest month of the year. Plan on a comfy start to the weekend with some morning 60s & low 70s, then daytime highs in the low to mid 90s with sunshine. Temps crank right back up to near 100 by the middle of next week as seen on the 7 Day Forecast.

Goodbye, July 2014... The results won't be official until tomorrow but we're very happy to be wrapping up our typical second driest month of the year with an abundant rain surplus! Austin-Mabry picked up 5.58" in the past 30 days, a surplus of 3.71".  And looks like temperatures have been right at the 30 year averages. As seen on the detailed preliminary report from NOAA, an average high of 95.1 is only 1/10th of a degree above normal. Exactly the same for the lows, too: our average low of 73.5 is 1/10th of a degree above the norm. It may have felt like a "cooler" than normal July but that's mostly likely due to the brutal heat we've endured these last three summers.

Triple Digit Tally... Austin has only endured two days of 100+ so far this year.  To compare, by the end of July 2013 there were 16 days of 100+, by the end of July 2012 there were 11, and by the end of July 2011 there were 47!

Enjoy your Thursday.

--Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE06:49 AMSUNSET08:25 PM
  • MOONRISE10:55 AMMOONSET11:03 PM
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA82ºOvercast
  • AUSTIN82ºOvercast
  • BOERNE79ºOvercast
  • BURNET81ºMostly Cloudy
  • CASTROVILLE83ºMostly Cloudy
  • COLLEGE STATION81ºPartly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD84ºMostly Cloudy
  • FREDERICKSBURG78ºOvercast
  • HONDO80ºOvercast
  • KERRVILLE79ºOvercast
  • K-FH AIRPORT82ºOvercast
  • KILLEEN82ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB82ºMostly Cloudy
  • MARBLE FALLS80ºOvercast
  • MCGREGOR81ºA Few Clouds
  • NEW BRAUNFELS85ºMostly Cloudy
  • PLEASANTON85ºPartly Cloudy
  • RANDOLPH AFB84ºMostly Cloudy
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT83ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS82ºOvercast
  • STINSON FIELD84ºPartly Cloudy
  • TEMPLE81ºFair
  • UVALDE82ºMostly Cloudy
  • WACO80ºOvercast

National Temps

  • ATLANTA75ºMostly CloudyBOSTON76ºPartly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO75ºFairDALLAS/FORT WORTH80ºOvercast
  • DENVER61ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON83ºMostly Cloudy
  • MIAMI88ºMostly CloudyNEW ORLEANS86ºMostly Cloudy
  • PHOENIX92ºMostly CloudySAN FRANCISCO60ºOvercast
  • SEATTLE68ºA Few CloudsWASHINGTON DC80ºPartly Cloudy

Weather

  • daytime Mid 90s
  • evening Near 90
  • overnight Upper 70s
  • morning Mid 70s

Your Forecast

  • 07/31/2014 08:28 AM

July Ends With a Treat: A Weak Cold Front

We're on the lookout for some rain as a weak cold front moves slowly south into the I-10 corridor later today. A decent 30% daytime storm chance rises to 40% tonight. Before the front arrives, plan on highs in the mid to upper 90s. Ironically, as we transition to our typical hottest month of the year, temps will be running cooler-than-normal by at least a few degrees!

At this hour:

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

Winds will eventually shift from south to northwest as the front arrives this evening. Winds right now:

As much as we could use the showers, Futurecast is being fairly stubborn with the nature and amount of rain coverage. It shows spotty showers trying to form up ahead of the front, with most of the activity making it to or south of the I-10 corridor by the afternoon commute hours. Due to weak steering winds aloft, the front will likely slow down and/or stall out somewhere nearby later on tonight. Our model currently shows that happening between San Antonio and Houston, which could mean some rain in the area through the first half of our Friday. The front is then expected to ease down towards the Texas coast with more travel impact in that region.

Our latest in-house model shows potential for some heavy totals:

We're left with slightly cooler, less humid conditions for our first day of August...typically our hottest month of the year. Plan on a comfy start to the weekend with some morning 60s & low 70s, then daytime highs in the low to mid 90s with sunshine. Temps crank right back up to near 100 by the middle of next week as seen on the 7 Day Forecast.

Goodbye, July 2014... The results won't be official until tomorrow but we're very happy to be wrapping up our typical second driest month of the year with an abundant rain surplus! The SA Airport picked up 3.24" in the past 30 days, a surplus of .49".  And it looks like temperatures have been right near "normal", the 30 year average, as well. As we see on the detailed preliminary report from NOAA, this month's average high of 94.7 is only 1/10th of a degree above normal. Our average low of 74.8 is 1/5th of a degree above the norm. It may have felt like a "cooler" than normal July but that's mostly likely due to the brutal heat we've endured these last three summers by comparison.

Triple Digit Tally... We've seen ZERO triple-digit days in the Alamo City so far this year!  To compare, by the end of July 2013 there were 11 days of 100+, by the end of July 2012 there was one, and by the end of July 2011 there were 14!

Enjoy your Thursday.

--Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE06:54 AMSUNSET08:27 PM
  • MOONRISE10:58 AMMOONSET11:06 PM
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA82ºOvercast
  • AUSTIN82ºOvercast
  • BOERNE79ºOvercast
  • BURNET81ºMostly Cloudy
  • CASTROVILLE83ºMostly Cloudy
  • COLLEGE STATION81ºPartly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD84ºMostly Cloudy
  • FREDERICKSBURG78ºOvercast
  • HONDO80ºOvercast
  • KERRVILLE79ºOvercast
  • K-FH AIRPORT82ºOvercast
  • KILLEEN82ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB82ºMostly Cloudy
  • MARBLE FALLS80ºOvercast
  • MCGREGOR81ºA Few Clouds
  • NEW BRAUNFELS85ºMostly Cloudy
  • PLEASANTON85ºPartly Cloudy
  • RANDOLPH AFB84ºMostly Cloudy
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT83ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS82ºOvercast
  • STINSON FIELD84ºPartly Cloudy
  • TEMPLE81ºFair
  • UVALDE82ºMostly Cloudy
  • WACO80ºOvercast

National Temps

  • ATLANTA75ºMostly CloudyBOSTON76ºPartly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO75ºFairDALLAS/FORT WORTH80ºOvercast
  • DENVER61ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON83ºMostly Cloudy
  • MIAMI88ºMostly CloudyNEW ORLEANS86ºMostly Cloudy
  • PHOENIX92ºMostly CloudySAN FRANCISCO60ºOvercast
  • SEATTLE68ºA Few CloudsWASHINGTON DC80ºPartly Cloudy

Weather

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

Your Forecast

  • 07/31/2014 07:29 AM

July Ends With a Treat: A Weak Cold Front

Radar indicated a few hit-or-miss showers firing up just prior to 4 o'clock this morning, and we expect more to develop today as a weak cold front moves slowly south across Central Texas. It's a decent 40% storm chance from now through sunrise Friday. Ironically, as we transition to our typical hottest month of the year, temps will be running cooler than normal by at least a few degrees. Look for highs in the low to mid 90s.

Temps right now:

Click for map of yesterday's highs.

Winds will eventually shift from south to northwest as the front arrives this afternoon in the Austin area. They're expected to be fairly light. Winds at this hour:

As much as we could use the showers, Futurecast is being fairly stubborn with the nature and amount of rain coverage. It shows spotty showers trying to form up ahead of the front by midday, with most of the activity making it to or south of the I-10 corridor by the afternoon commute hours. Due to weak steering winds aloft, the front will likely slow down and/or stall out somewhere just to our south later on tonight. Our model currently shows that happening around San Antonio, which could mean some rain in the area through the first half of Friday. The front is then expected to ease down towards the Texas coast with more travel impact for tomorrow in that region.

Our latest in-house model shows heaviest potential totals south and east:

We're left with slightly cooler, less humid conditions for our first day of August...typically our hottest month of the year. Plan on a comfy start to the weekend with some morning 60s & low 70s, then daytime highs in the low to mid 90s with sunshine. Temps crank right back up to near 100 by the middle of next week as seen on the 7 Day Forecast.

Goodbye, July 2014... The results won't be official until tomorrow but we're very happy to be wrapping up our typical second driest month of the year with an abundant rain surplus! Austin-Mabry picked up 5.58" in the past 30 days, a surplus of 3.71".  And looks like temperatures have been right at the 30 year averages. As seen on the detailed preliminary report from NOAA, an average high of 95.1 is only 1/10th of a degree above normal. Exactly the same for the lows, too: our average low of 73.5 is 1/10th of a degree above the norm. It may have felt like a "cooler" than normal July but that's mostly likely due to the brutal heat we've endured these last three summers.

Triple Digit Tally... Austin has only endured two days of 100+ so far this year.  To compare, by the end of July 2013 there were 16 days of 100+, by the end of July 2012 there were 11, and by the end of July 2011 there were 47!

Enjoy your Thursday.

--Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE6:44 amSUNSET8:25 pm
  • MOONRISE10:53 amMOONSET10:27 pm
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA82ºOvercast
  • AUSTIN82ºOvercast
  • BOERNE79ºOvercast
  • BURNET81ºMostly Cloudy
  • CASTROVILLE83ºMostly Cloudy
  • COLLEGE STATION81ºPartly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD84ºMostly Cloudy
  • FREDERICKSBURG78ºOvercast
  • HONDO80ºOvercast
  • KERRVILLE79ºOvercast
  • K-FH AIRPORT82ºOvercast
  • KILLEEN82ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB82ºMostly Cloudy
  • MARBLE FALLS80ºOvercast
  • MCGREGOR81ºA Few Clouds
  • NEW BRAUNFELS85ºMostly Cloudy
  • PLEASANTON85ºPartly Cloudy
  • RANDOLPH AFB84ºMostly Cloudy
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT83ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS82ºOvercast
  • STINSON FIELD84ºPartly Cloudy
  • TEMPLE81ºFair
  • UVALDE82ºMostly Cloudy
  • WACO80ºOvercast

National Temps

  • ATLANTA75ºMostly CloudyBOSTON76ºPartly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO75ºFairDALLAS/FORT WORTH80ºOvercast
  • DENVER61ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON83ºMostly Cloudy
  • MIAMI88ºMostly CloudyNEW ORLEANS86ºMostly Cloudy
  • PHOENIX92ºMostly CloudySAN FRANCISCO60ºOvercast
  • SEATTLE68ºA Few CloudsWASHINGTON DC80ºPartly Cloudy

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