Weather evening Low 80s overnight Upper 60s morning Low 60s daytime Upper 80s Your Forecast By Dan Robertson10/24/2014 03:33 PM Nearing Record Heat This Weekend, Cooler For HalloweenHigh temperatures wavered very little each day this week, edging from 82 Sunday-Monday to 83 the past three afternoons, but strong high pressure will ensure a hotter finish here today. We're aiming for a high 87 in the city, where tomorrow's record high 91 from 22 years ago might be in jeopardy. That's right, some thermometers could graze 90s through the weekend before a cooldown arrives middle of next week.Right now:Click for map of yesterday's highs.Today's forecast:Upper-level high pressure currently camping out over Phoenix will extend across the Southwest US this weekend with the hottest temps and lots of sunshine. Fortunately, the high won't be around for too long, breaking down by next Tuesday as the jet stream pattern shifts once again. A large trough of low pressure building out across the Pacific will eventually swing east, bringing a pocket of cool air down to the Gulf coast. We're still watching the scenario come together on medium range computer models. At least one reliable model shows a secondary, stronger surge of cold air sweeping south next Thursday. If it all comes to fruition, our Halloween, which is one week away from today, might end up nice and cool. There might also be a few showers during the middle of the week, as seen on the 7 Day Forecast. We hope you'll check back often for updates.Drought Update...Drought conditions have somewhat improved over parts of Central Texas according to this week's update of the Drought Monitor compared to a month ago. Austin's 2014 rain total of 28.39" so far is actually SLIGHTLY ahead...a small but noted surplus of 1/4 inch. Lake Travis has dropped about 1/4 foot in the past week. Currently, Lakes Travis & Buchanan combined are 34% full. With an elevation of 986.35', Lake Buchanan is only 2.65' away from its all-time record low from the 1950s. At 623.35', Lake Travis is 9.2' above its historical low.Enjoy your Friday and have a wonderful weekend.