Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
WILL THURSDAY BE FOUR IN A ROW?
I’m forecasting a 40% chance of rain east of I-35, 30% for Austin and 20% for the Hill Country on Thursday. I’m not expecting the rain to be as heavy (Onion Creek at 183 in SE Travis County picked up 4.84” Wednesday and ABIA set a daily record and July daily record of 4.18”). There could be some isolated pockets of up to 1” and if it falls in the spots that have already had lots of heavy rain this week, I can’t rule out some minor flooding. By Friday – rain chances may be relegated for the most part to our southeastern counties as the sea breeze fuels a few afternoon/early evening storms. In Austin, I taper the rain chance down to just 10% Friday before dry weather takes over again.
Check rain totals here: LCRA Hydromet http://bit.ly/hydromet
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HEATING UP AGAIN
Did you enjoy Tuesday’s high of 93 and Wednesday’s high of 92? We should squeak in one more below normal day on Thursday with a high of 96 before reality settles in again. I have us reaching 100 again Sunday through next week.
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
Despite our recent rain, the lakes really haven’t changed much. Lake Travis was at 97% full as of Wednesday with Lake Buchanan at 94% full. Combined storage is 96%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport/report.aspx
The Atlantic is quiet and the Pacific continues to be active with Frank and another disturbance that could become Howard. Check out our Tropics Tracker here: http://keyetv.com/weather/hurricane-tracker and the National Hurricane Center here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Mold went up even higher Wednesday (blame it on the much-needed rain). Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
The UV Index for Wednesday 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 Thursday will be good. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
THU: 96 | Partly cloudy, scattered showers/isolated storms possible | Rain Chance: 30% | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning Low: 75
FRI: 98 | Partly cloudy | Rain Chance: 10% | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning Low: 76
SAT: 99 | Partly cloudy | Winds: S/SE 5-10 | Morning Low: 76
SUN: 100 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5-15 | Morning Low: 77
MON: 100 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning Low: 77
TUE: 100 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning Low: 77
WED: 100 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning Low: 77
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