Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
STORM CHANCES FADING
Not only did we crack into the triple digits for the first time this year (we hit 101 at Camp Mabry and 100 at ABIA), we also saw some potent storms develop Tuesday afternoon. The highest rain report of 3.3" came from the LCRA gauge 3 miles southwest of Cedar Park. Most of that fell in just one hour! Officially at Camp Mabry, 0.29" fell through early evening. Now we'll watch drier conditions move in as the outflow boundary that sparked all the storms shifts south of the KEYE-TV viewing area. For Wednesday, I can't rule out a stray storm popping up, but most areas will likely be dry. I'm keeping a 10% chance of rain in the forecast, then dropping rain chances altogether for the rest of your 7-day.
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MORE TRIPLE DIGITS EXPECTED BY THE 4TH OF JULY
We reached triple digits a little ahead of schedule this year! Our average first is July 10th, and we average 13 per year. With one already in the books, I'm already looking ahead to 2 more as we see hot and dry weather take over through the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend. I'm forecasting highs of 100 degrees for the 4th and the 5th.
Keep on practicing your heat safety. If you have to be outside, stay hydrated, seek shade and remember kids, elderly and pets. Heat Safety Tips: http://bit.ly/NWSHeatSafety
Lake Travis remained at 100% full as of Tuesday afternoon with Lake Buchanan holding relatively steady at 95% full. Combined storage is 98%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport/report.aspx
The Atlantic is quiet and the Pacific has one disturbance with a 50% chance of development over the next 5 days. Check out our Tropics Tracker here: http://keyetv.com/weather/hurricane-tracker and the National Hurricane Center here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Tuesday's mold count was high with grass low. 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 Wednesday is expected to drop into the moderate range. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
WED: 95 | Mostly sunny, very isolated showers/storms | Rain Chance: 10% | Winds: N/E 5-10 | Morning Low: 72
THU: 97 | Mostly sunny | Winds: E 5-10 | Morning Low: 75
FRI: 97 | Mostly sunny | Winds: SE 5-15 | Morning Low: 75
SAT: 98 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 10-15 | Morning Low: 76
SUN: 99 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 10-20 | Morning Low: 77
4TH OF JULY MON: 100 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 10-20 | Morning Low: 78
TUE: 95 | 100 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 10-20 | Morning Low: 77
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