Friday, July 29th, 2016
MAINLY DRY THIS WEEKEND
I’m keeping rain OUT of your official forecast for Austin, but I’m keeping a 10-20% chance in for our eastern counties. So if you live in Bastrop, Giddings, La Grange or Lockhart, you might have a shot at an afternoon sea breeze shower either Saturday or Sunday.
Download our KEYE Weather app so you can track any rain: http://keyetv.com/station/mobile-apps
BACK TO TRIPLE DIGITS
I’ll keep highs just shy of 100 over the weekend before we return to triple digits to start off August. There’s hope for a break – but that depends on the tropics. See below in the Tropics Update section.
Our Triple Digit Tracker stands at 16, above the annual average of 13. Our average hottest day is August 10th with an average high of 97.7, an average low of 75 and an average overall temp of 86.4.
If you’re outside, stay hydrated, seek shade and remember kids, elderly and pets. Heat Safety Tips: http://bit.ly/NWSHeatSafety
The Drought Monitor issued Thursday included some bad news. Much of the KEYE viewing area is now “Abnormally Dry” and portions of Mason, Milam and Eastern Williamson County are now in a “moderate drought.” Drought Monitor: http://bit.ly/TXDroughtMonitor
Lake Travis was at 97% full as of Friday with Lake Buchanan at 94% full. Combined storage is 96%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport/report.aspx
The Atlantic is finally getting interesting with 2 disturbances to watch in the Eastern Atlantic. One has a low chance of development, the other, moderate within the next 5 days. And one of those systems has potential to track into the Gulf with one computer model suggesting possible rain around Saturday, August 6th courtesy of said system. It’s too far out for certainty, but definitely worth watching. Meanwhile, a disturbance in the Pacific could become Howard any time. Check out our Tropics Tracker here: http://keyetv.com/weather/hurricane-tracker and the National Hurricane Center here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Mold remained high Friday. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
The UV Index for Saturday will be 11 out of 11, Extreme. Be sure to use sunscreen! Limiting your sun exposure from 10am to 2pm when the sun’s rays are strongest is always a good practice. Check the UV Index here: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1
AIR QUALITY FORECAST
The air quality Saturday will be good. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
SAT: 99 | Partly cloudy | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning Low: 76
SUN: 99 | Partly cloudy | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning Low: 76
MON: 100 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5-15 | Morning Low: 76
TUE: 100 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning Low: 76
WED: 101 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning Low: 76
THU: 100 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning Low: 77
FRI: 100 | Mostly sunny | Rain Chance: 10% | Winds: S/SE 5-15 | Morning Low: 77
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