Most Shared

Maps

Click the day to see your local forecast


test

 
text size

Possible Escape from Triple Digits

 
Thursday July 24th, 2014

The rain that brought an estimated 2" to areas west of Georgetown and more than 1" at Lake Bastrop officially gave Camp Mabry 0.09".  But in addition to bringing us some welcome rain, it kept our temps down too!  The high was 94 - below our normal high of 97!  With temps not reaching the danger zone, the HEAT ADVISORY that was supposed to extend through Friday for Milam County points north was cancelled early.

Better news:  I've now tweaked highs through the weekend to stay just below 100 - meaning we could be looking at another week or more without reaching triple digits (officially, at least).  I have a hunch a couple LCRA gauges may creep there - especially in the Hill Country though.

And while we're talking about good news - the cold front I've been tracking for mid to late week next week still looks like it has potential to bring us widespread rain (best chance Thursday - Friday of next week) and below normal temps (I've got your high at 83 nextThursday and if the rain materializes, we could be in the 80s next Friday!)

And did I mention the Drought yet?  The latest Drought Monitor shows that as a result of last week's heavy rain, the Austin area has improved from "Moderate" drought to "Abnormally Dry!"

Of course - it can't all be good news.  The lakes didn't get a bump from today's rain, for instance.  And some Air Quality issues will be with us the next few days.  If you notice haze in the air, it's likely caused by smoke from Canadian wildfires (I know, crazy to have it travel so far) the next day or so...then the African dust we've talked about several times this summer could make a reappearance by Sunday.  Air Quality levels are expected to be elevated in the Moderate range as a result.  Bottom line - it may be a little more difficult for you to breathe if you have asthma or any other respiratory conditions.

STORM TRACKER FORECAST

Thursday Night: 98.  Partly cloudy with heat index between 100-105. 10% chance showers south/east.  Winds: SE 5
Friday: 98.  Mostly sunny.  Winds: SE 5-10
Saturday: 98 Mostly sunny.  Winds: S 5-10 *Morning Low: 76
Sunday: 99 Mostly sunny. *Morning Low: 75
Monday: 99 Mostly sunny. *Morning Low: 75
Tuesday: 99 Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms best chance north/east.  *Morning Low: 75
Wednesday: 97 Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms best chance north/east.  *Morning Low: 75
Thursday: 93 Partly to mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms best chance north/east.  *Morning Low: 75

Take Care!
-Chikage

Chief Meteorologist Chikage Windler

On the Web: http://keyetv.com/weather/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChikageKEYETV
Bio: http://keyetv.com/station/features/team/index.shtml#chikage_windler_
Blog: http://www.keyetv.com/blogs/chikage-windler-blog
Email: chikage@keyetv.com

Search our #keyewx hashtag on Twitter!  Get weather tweets from the Storm Tracker Weather Team and KEYE News Team.

Share your weather pics with us!  Email shareit@keyetv.com post to twitter #keyewx, Facebook, or Instagram.

Check out our 5 Zone Forecast!

Radar and a town-by-town forecast for Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, The Hill Country, and our Eastern Zone:
www.keyetv.com/weather/features/zone-forecast/?wap=0


Download our Free KEYE Weather App!

iPhone:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keye-wx/id632142354?mt=8
iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keye-wx-for-ipad/id632146241?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keye.android.weather





















Advertise with us!
Share It Loading...
Share It Loading...
 
Advertise with us!
KEYE TV Weather Anchors Chikage Windler Allison Miller Jordan Steele