Friday, March 24th, 2017
SUNNY & LESS HUMID SATURDAY
So much for those storms! They came, they went and they left behind rain totals of less than 1/10” in most spots! That may not even be enough to alleviate our crazy pollen! Behind the cold front, cooler air will filter in overnight and with clear skies, we’ll wake up to temps in the 50s for a change. You’ll really notice the more comfortable humidity! By afternoon, will full sunshine, we’ll climb to above normal low 80s.
RECORD HEAT POSSIBLE SUNDAY
If we hit 90, we’ll tie the record high from 1939! Sunday will be noticeably hotter and more humid with morning clouds, then sunshine. Late afternoon/evening we’ll see more clouds develop and a very small chance of a stray shower. The Storm Prediction Center has Travis County points north in a Marginal Severe Risk…but at this point, I’m only putting in a 10% rain chance.
DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCH PLAY
It will be a great weekend for spectators and players alike as far as the weather’s concerned! Two things to keep in mind: it’s going to be sunny…so sunscreen and sunglasses will come in handy. It’s going to be warm Saturday, and we’ll call it hot on Sunday. Make sure you stay hydrated and find some shade if you can.
BEST BET FOR RAIN
Storms develop late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and some could be strong and produce some heavy rain. I wouldn’t be surprised by 1-2” of rain – especially in our eastern counties. Stay tuned!
The spring pollen is downright gross out there! Thursday’s wind swept pollen all over Central Texas. The count Friday morning was very high for Oak, moderate for mold, sycamore, cottonwood, elm and willow, and low for birch, poplar, ash and grass. We also had a trace of privet, hackberry and mulberry. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
Lake Travis is at 100% with Lake Buchanan at 95%. Friday’s combined lake level was 98%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport/report.aspx
The UV Index for Saturday will be 9 of 11 – very high. Don’t forget the sunscreen! Check the UV Index here: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1
AIR QUALITY FORECAST
The air quality Saturday will be Moderate. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
SAT: 82 | Sunny and less humid | Winds: NW 5-10 | Morning Low: 55
SUN: 90 | Partly cloudy, isolated shower late PM | Rain Chance: 10% late | Winds: S 10-15 | Morning Low: 58
MON: 86 | Sunny | Winds: S/N 5 | Morning Low: 63
TUE: 83 | AM sunshine, PM clouds, isolated showers late | Rain Chance: 10% late | Winds: SE 10-20 | Morning Low: 61
WED: 82 | Morning storms, then clearing | Rain Chance: 80% | Winds: S/W 10-15 | Morning Low: 65
THU: 82 | Stray shower, otherwise mostly sunny | Rain Chance: 10% | Winds: W 10-15 | Morning Low: 60
FRI: 86 | Sunny and warmer | Winds: S 5-15 | Morning Low: 58
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