Record heat expected today in early-summer heat wave

AUSTIN (KXAN) - At least one confirmed tornado was reported in the northern Hill Country last night, and National Weather Service crews will survey additional thunderstorm wind damage later today to determine if there may have been more. Severe storms stayed far northwest of the Austin area.

Record heat is expected today with highs of 98º in Austin and 100-102º in parts of the Hill Country. Temperatures will edge very close to 100º in the Austin area for much of the 7-day forecast.

Hotter than normal weather is likely through June 8 in extended forecasts, bad news for potential fire danger and drought conditions this summer. 

We are continuing to monitor Subtropical Storm Alberto churning northward toward the Gulf of Mexico. This storm is not affected to influence our local weather, but rip tides, tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will dampen Memorial Day plans along the central and eastern Gulf Coast.

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