Friday, October 21st, 2016
COLDEST THIS SEASON
Lows will fall into the 40s by morning - the chilliest we've seen since April 7th! It's even possible some of the coldest spots in the Hill Country could drop into the upper 30s! The reason? Clear skies, light (nearly calm) winds and low humidity.
Though you'll want an extra layer in the morning and night, during the afternoons this weekend, the weather will be outstanding for your outdoor plans! Sunshine and 81 Saturday, mostly sunny and 84 Sunday! Our normal high is now 80 - so this will actually be a bit above normal for highs, but with the low humidity, you probably won't mind!
I'm keeping the forecast dry - officially, but unofficially, it wouldn't surprise me to see one or two sprinkles/spot showers mainly in the Hill Country Monday,, Tuesday or Wednesday. The chances are extremely low. It's possible we could go through the rest of the month on a dry month - but I'm also watching Halloween. A cold front could get close on Halloween Day - but I'm hopeful the front stays far enough north for dry trick-or-treating weather. Stay tuned for updates!
Lake Travis is at 99% with Lake Buchanan at 95%. Friday’s combined storage was 97%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport/report.aspx
Mold remained high, with marsh elder and ragweed were moderate on Friday. Also - red berry juniper registered a trace. It can sometimes act like cedar...so that might be what's bothering you. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
The UV Index for Saturday will be 6 of 11 – High – with sunshine all day. Keep the sunscreen and sunglasses handy. Check the UV Index here: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1
AIR QUALITY FORECAST
The air quality Saturday will remain good. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
WATCHING THE TROPICS
In the Atlantic, A system near the Bahamas is less likely to develop into Otto. In the Pacific, there are 2 disturbances. The next one to develop could become Seymour.
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