Friday, August 29, 2014

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

Your Forecast

  • 08/29/2014 03:11 PM

Storms Nearby Today, Rain Chance Through Holiday Weekend

With odds as high as 40% today, this first week back to school wraps up with one of the best rain chances this August...which isn't saying much.  So far, we've only had measurable rain in the metro one day this month:  .05" on the 11th.  At the airport, where only a trace has been recorded, we're in a four way tie for the driest August in Austin history with 1957, 1993 and 2011.  On the radar loop now, we see a a broken line of showers and storms moving east-southeast through I-35 corridor, with isolated impact mostly east of Austin. Let's do a Friday rain dance and hope it makes it to your backyard!

Thursday rain totals:
.55" Cedar Creek
.20" Luling
.18" Manor
.16" Rosanky
.13" Lady Bird Lake/Longhorn Dam
.12" Smithville
.06" Bastrop/Colorado River
.01" Bull Creek/360
.01" Fredericksburg 9 SW

At the warmest, we expect temps to range from low to mid 90s this afternoon. Right now:

It appears we'll wrap up August 2014 with a total of 17 triple digit days, bringing the annual "hot count" up to 19. Click for map of yesterday's highs and this morning's lows.

It's the tale of two areas of active weather, and neither are directly over our local area.  The batch of rain coming from the northwest was kicked off by a stalling cold front near the I-20 corridor. The second area to watch? That disorganized disturbance in the Gulf, a piece of which moved into South Texas/North Mexico yesterday. We still see quite a flare up of storms around Corpus Christi (radar loop) this morning, and more convection out over the open waters...as seen on satellite. Most of this activity will continue to hug the coast, with what could be 2"+ additional rains for the RGV and Houston metro areas. In our region, Futurecast shows only a few spotty storms developing this afternoon, all of which should taper with sunset. We might see a few more bands of rain come up from the coast during the holiday weekend, but don't cancel any plans: the overall chance is low at 20%. Expect breezy south winds.

Again, as much as we need drought relief, our latest in-house computer model run shows light accumulations, if any, here at home through Sunday night:

High pressure grows a bit stronger over the Lone Star State early next week, our first week of September. The hottest day of the week might be Labor Day Monday. Plan on a bright, hot, and breezy holiday afternoon. Then another disturbance in the Gulf might near the Texas coastline by the end of the week. Check back for updates here and on the 7 Day Forecast.

I hope you get a chance to enjoy some relaxing time with friends and family this weekend. Be safe!

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:06 AMSUNSET07:57 PM
  • MOONRISE10:38 AMMOONSET10:16 PM
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA92ºMostly Cloudy
  • AUSTIN95ºFair
  • BOERNE97ºPartly Cloudy
  • BURNET95ºA Few Clouds
  • CASTROVILLE95ºPartly Cloudy
  • COLLEGE STATION85ºThunderstorm
  • FORT HOOD95ºMostly Cloudy
  • FREDERICKSBURG94ºMostly Cloudy
  • HONDO96ºFair
  • KERRVILLE94ºPartly Cloudy
  • K-FH AIRPORT95ºMostly Cloudy
  • KILLEEN93ºPartly Cloudy
  • LACKLAND AFB98ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS95ºMostly Cloudy
  • MCGREGOR95ºA Few Clouds
  • NEW BRAUNFELS93ºMostly Cloudy and Breezy
  • PLEASANTON95ºPartly Cloudy
  • RANDOLPH AFB91ºLight Rain
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT97ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS84ºRain and Breezy
  • STINSON FIELD98ºMostly Cloudy
  • TEMPLE90ºThunderstorm in Vicinity and Windy
  • UVALDE96ºPartly Cloudy
  • WACO95ºA Few Clouds

National Temps

  • ATLANTA91ºPartly CloudyBOSTON66ºPartly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO86ºPartly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH93ºPartly Cloudy
  • DENVER71ºOvercastHOUSTON86ºMostly Cloudy
  • MIAMI88ºPartly CloudyNEW ORLEANS80ºLight Rain
  • PHOENIX108ºFairSAN FRANCISCO70ºMostly Cloudy and Breezy
  • SEATTLE70ºMostly CloudyWASHINGTON DC81ºMostly Cloudy

Weather

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

Your Forecast

  • 08/29/2014 03:12 PM

Storms Nearby Today, Rain Chance Through Holiday Weekend

With odds as high as 40% today, this first week back to school wraps up with one of the best rain chances this August...which isn't saying much.  So far, we've only had measurable metro rain one day this month (.08" on the 12th).  On the radar loop now, we see a complex of showers and storms moving east-southeast into the Hill Country and I-35 corridor around Waco, with possible impact along the I-10 corridor by late morning. Let's do a Friday rain dance and hope it holds together!

At the warmest, we expect temps to range from low to mid 90s this afternoon. Right now:

It appears we'll wrap up August 2014 with a total of 16 triple digit days. Click for map of yesterday's highs.

It's the tale of two areas of active weather, and neither are directly over our local area.  The batch of rain coming from the northwest was kicked off by a stalling cold front near the I-20 corridor. The second area to watch? That disorganized disturbance in the Gulf, a piece of which moved into South Texas/North Mexico yesterday. We still see quite a flare up of storms around Corpus Christi (radar loop) this morning, and more convection out over the open waters...as seen on satellite. Most of this activity will continue to hug the coast, with what could be 2"+ additional rains for the RGV and Houston metro areas. In our region, Futurecast shows only a few spotty storms developing this afternoon, all of which should taper with sunset. We might see a few more bands of rain come up from the coast during the holiday weekend, but don't cancel any plans: the overall chance is low at 20%. Expect breezy south winds.

Again, as much as we need drought relief, our latest in-house computer model run shows light accumulations, if any, here at home through Sunday night:

High pressure grows a bit stronger over the Lone Star State early next week, our first week of September. The hottest day of the week might be Labor Day Monday. Plan on a bright, hot, and breezy holiday afternoon. Then another disturbance in the Gulf might near the Texas coastline by the end of the week. Check back for updates here and on the 7 Day Forecast.

I hope you get a chance to enjoy some relaxing time with friends and family this weekend. Be safe!

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:10 AMSUNSET07:59 PM
  • MOONRISE10:40 AMMOONSET10:20 PM
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA92ºMostly Cloudy
  • AUSTIN95ºFair
  • BOERNE97ºPartly Cloudy
  • BURNET95ºA Few Clouds
  • CASTROVILLE95ºPartly Cloudy
  • COLLEGE STATION85ºThunderstorm
  • FORT HOOD95ºMostly Cloudy
  • FREDERICKSBURG94ºMostly Cloudy
  • HONDO96ºFair
  • KERRVILLE94ºPartly Cloudy
  • K-FH AIRPORT95ºMostly Cloudy
  • KILLEEN93ºPartly Cloudy
  • LACKLAND AFB98ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS95ºMostly Cloudy
  • MCGREGOR95ºA Few Clouds
  • NEW BRAUNFELS93ºMostly Cloudy and Breezy
  • PLEASANTON95ºPartly Cloudy
  • RANDOLPH AFB91ºLight Rain
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT97ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS84ºRain and Breezy
  • STINSON FIELD98ºMostly Cloudy
  • TEMPLE90ºThunderstorm in Vicinity and Windy
  • UVALDE96ºPartly Cloudy
  • WACO95ºA Few Clouds

National Temps

  • ATLANTA91ºPartly CloudyBOSTON66ºPartly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO86ºPartly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH93ºPartly Cloudy
  • DENVER71ºOvercastHOUSTON86ºMostly Cloudy
  • MIAMI88ºPartly CloudyNEW ORLEANS80ºLight Rain
  • PHOENIX108ºFairSAN FRANCISCO70ºMostly Cloudy and Breezy
  • SEATTLE70ºMostly CloudyWASHINGTON DC81ºMostly Cloudy

Weather

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

Your Forecast

  • 08/29/2014 03:12 PM

Storms Nearby Today, Rain Chance Through Holiday Weekend

With odds as high as 40% today, this first week back to school wraps up with one of the best rain chances this August...which isn't saying much.  So far, we've only had measurable metro rain one day this month (.05" on the 11th).  At the airport, where only a trace has been recorded, we're in a four way tie for the driest in Austin history.  On the radar loop now, we see a complex of showers and storms moving east-southeast into the Hill Country and I-35 corridor, with possible impact in Austin by mid-morning. Let's do a Friday rain dance and hope it holds together!

Thursday rain totals:
.40" Cedar Creek
.20" Luling
.18" Manor
.16" Rosanky
.13" Lady Bird Lake/Longhorn Dam
.12" Smithville
.06" Bastrop/Colorado River
.01" Bull Creek/360
.01" Fredericksburg 9 SW

At the warmest, we expect temps to range from low to mid 90s this afternoon. Right now:

It appears we'll wrap up August 2014 with a total of 17 triple digit days, bringing the annual "hot count" up to 19. Click for map of yesterday's highs.

It's the tale of two areas of active weather, and neither are directly over our local area.  The batch of rain coming from the northwest was kicked off by a stalling cold front near the I-20 corridor. The second area to watch? That disorganized disturbance in the Gulf, a piece of which moved into South Texas/North Mexico yesterday. We still see quite a flare up of storms around Corpus Christi (radar loop) this morning, and more convection out over the open waters...as seen on satellite. Most of this activity will continue to hug the coast, with what could be 2"+ additional rains for the RGV and Houston metro areas. In our region, Futurecast shows only a few spotty storms developing this afternoon, all of which should taper with sunset. We might see a few more bands of rain come up from the coast during the holiday weekend, but don't cancel any plans: the overall chance is low at 20%. Expect breezy south winds.

Again, as much as we need drought relief, our latest in-house computer model run shows light accumulations, if any, here at home through Sunday night:

High pressure grows a bit stronger over the Lone Star State early next week, our first week of September. The hottest day of the week might be Labor Day Monday. Plan on a bright, hot, and breezy holiday afternoon. Then another disturbance in the Gulf might near the Texas coastline by the end of the week. Check back for updates here and on the 7 Day Forecast.

I hope you get a chance to enjoy some relaxing time with friends and family this weekend. Be safe!

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE7:03 amSUNSET7:56 pm
  • MOONRISE10:36 amMOONSET9:37 pm
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA92ºMostly Cloudy
  • AUSTIN95ºFair
  • BOERNE97ºPartly Cloudy
  • BURNET95ºA Few Clouds
  • CASTROVILLE95ºPartly Cloudy
  • COLLEGE STATION85ºThunderstorm
  • FORT HOOD95ºMostly Cloudy
  • FREDERICKSBURG94ºMostly Cloudy
  • HONDO96ºFair
  • KERRVILLE94ºPartly Cloudy
  • K-FH AIRPORT95ºMostly Cloudy
  • KILLEEN93ºPartly Cloudy
  • LACKLAND AFB98ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS95ºMostly Cloudy
  • MCGREGOR95ºA Few Clouds
  • NEW BRAUNFELS93ºMostly Cloudy and Breezy
  • PLEASANTON95ºPartly Cloudy
  • RANDOLPH AFB91ºLight Rain
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT97ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS84ºRain and Breezy
  • STINSON FIELD98ºMostly Cloudy
  • TEMPLE90ºThunderstorm in Vicinity and Windy
  • UVALDE96ºPartly Cloudy
  • WACO95ºA Few Clouds

National Temps

  • ATLANTA91ºPartly CloudyBOSTON66ºPartly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO86ºPartly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH93ºPartly Cloudy
  • DENVER71ºOvercastHOUSTON86ºMostly Cloudy
  • MIAMI88ºPartly CloudyNEW ORLEANS80ºLight Rain
  • PHOENIX108ºFairSAN FRANCISCO70ºMostly Cloudy and Breezy
  • SEATTLE70ºMostly CloudyWASHINGTON DC81ºMostly Cloudy

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