Monday, December 5th, 2016
DAMP MORNING COMMUTE
Grab your umbrellas and rain jackets this morning, you'll need it. We still have showers out there as this entire system slowly rotates out of Texas. Today we will keep spotty showers for the first half of your day and cloud cover for the second half of your day. I do have skies clearing overnight with sunshine by tomorrow.
The hardest hit areas were east of Austin. Smithville picked up more than 5"!! Ares in Bastrop county, Fayette county and Caldwell county averaged 3-4". In the Metro areas, many of us slipped into the 1-3" category while areas in the Hill Country managed to pop into 1-2" range on average. You can look at rainfall totals here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/
The day to get outside this week will be Tuesday. That's when we'll be completely dry and see the most sunshine. Temps should warm up to a seasonal 65-67. You may get in a nice morning jog on Wednesday morning as well...Just before our arctic blast moves in.
Heads up for the coldest weather of the season to arrive. We're watching very cold air dipping down from Canada and it will be here Wednesday night. The front itself will begin to usher in arctic air which will take us into the 20s and 30s by Thursday morning. The wind will also be a problem, blowing from the north between 15-25 miles per hour. The dangerous part about this cold front will be our wind chill temperatures or our "feels like" temperatures. Those will be down into the 20s for several locations on Thursday. We will have a hard freeze overnight on Thursday for every location in Central Texas, temperatures down into the teens and 20s overnight. Another thing we need to watch out for is for the potential of a few flurries. I'm seeing about a 20-30% chance of showers Wednesday and Thursday. Since our temperatures will be so cold, we may see a few flakes in the Hill Country around the Thursday time frame.
Enjoy the cool down!
Meteorologist Jordan Steele
Today's Record Temperatures