AUSTIN (KXAN) - One week into summer, and record breaking heat has already made it to Central Texas.
By about 4:30 p.m. Friday, the temperature had already climbed to 106 degrees at Camp Mabry and 105 at the airport. The higher temperature topped the date's old record of 104 set on June 28, 1923.
The 1956 record of 103 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport -- back when ABIA was an Air Force base -- was also broken.
It may be just as hot again Saturday as a strong ridge of high pressure continues to influence area weather. However, the bubble of hot air is forecast to shift westward by Sunday, allowing a rare summer cold front to move into Central Texas.
Since May 1, area medics have responded to 64 heat-related incidents. In 2012 the number was 93. In 2011 it was 107.
The weak cold front is forecast to bring temperatures back down into the 90s from Sunday through the 4th of July. In addition, a trough of low pressure aloft may produce some widely scattered showers or thunderstorms during this same time frame.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.