It was a welcome start to the second week of July—rain and lower temperatures. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms moved from the coast across much of the KXAN viewing area Monday, though most areas only received light rainfall totals.
Only .07 inch fell at Camp Mabry, and .02 inch at ABIA. Some areas around Round Rock and Georgetown received an inch or more, but those were exceptions.
While the rain had little to no impact on our drought conditions, it did keep temperatures 10-15 degrees cooler than Sunday, when highs topped 100 degrees again in Austin. The high on Monday was only 91 in Austin, and some Hill Country locations never warmed above the 80s.
The upper-level tropical wave bringing the rain to the area has continued to track westward into West Texas, and is not expected to a factor in our weather Tuesday. Sunshine will return, and temperatures are expected to warm to the middle to upper 90s.
Highs of 100 or above are expected Wednesday through Saturday. Another upper-level wave of low pressure may bring a scenario similar to Monday’s pattern by Sunday and next Monday, with more tropical showers, and lower temperatures.
Tropical Storm Chantal is tracking toward the Lesser Antilles, and is expected to strengthen to just below hurricane intensity as it approaches Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. At this time, projections are that the storm will remain below hurricane strength as it tracks to the Bahamas, then weaken below tropical storm intensity as it approaches Florida in five days or so.
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