Thursday, October 8th, 2015
THE HEAT IS ON
No relief in site. It's almost mid October and we're still tracking mid 90s. In fact, this weekend we'll be in the midst of a warm up where temperatures will be extremely close to record highs. If you're heading to ACL for its second weekend, remember to stay hydrated, wear the sunscreen, and seek shade when not listening to music. It will feel like a September festival more than an October festival. Here are some of the warmest days ahead and how they compare to our records.
Sunday - High: 96 Record: 96 (1926) Monday - High: 97 Record: 98 (1991) Tuesday - High 91 Record: 97 (1991) Wednesday - High: 93 Record: 95 (1948)
The rain turned off as soon as July began and hasn't really picked back up since. This is the 7th driest summer on record (July, August, September) for Camp Mabry. We have a 10-20% chance of rain for today but that's it. Most of the rain energy is staying towards Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Loredo. Eagle Pass actually picked up nearly 6 inches of rain with this storm which caused flooding for that part of Texas. This morning we had a few light showers in Gillespie county near Fredericksburg. It doesn't look like much of that will track east unfortunately. The newest drought monitor shows our summer drought expanding. You can take a look at it here: http://bit.ly/TXDroughtMonitor
Allergies are a big problem right now, and without any rain to clean out the air, don't look for relief in the short-term. The Ragweed count reached 387 (highest this season) Thursday, up from 334. Ragweed should peak in the next week or so. Next up? Red berry juniper.
FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS
Tonight's Friday Night Rivals game of the week is at Nelson Field. Bastrop takes on Reagan with kickoff at 7:30! Join Adam Winkler, Hema Mullur and Chikage Windler live at 5 & 6 and catch Adam`s post game highlights live at 10. We hope to see you there! Kickoff temp: 82 at 7:30 with mostly cloudy skies and light NE winds.
RED RIVER SHOWDOWN
Heading to Dallas to see the Longhorns and Sooners play at the Cotton Bowl Saturday? It's looking partly cloudy, dry and pleasant with an 11AM kickoff temp of 78. High later: 85.
Enjoy the weekend!
Meteorologist Jordan Steele
Today's Record Temperatures