Unusual summer weather continues this week, here’s why

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – It is another rainy week in Central Texas, unusual for this time of year. This month, we’ve seen record rain and cooler than average temperatures, but why is this happening? Meteorologist Mark Pena spoke with Eric Platt with the National Weather Service office in New Braunfels about the system that has messed up our sunny summer.

One thing you need to know about this wet, rainy summer:

ERIC PLATT: We’ve seen high pressure set up over the Pacific Northwest Intermountain Rockies region, bringing a lot of wildfires throughout that area. But for our neck of the woods, we’ve actually stay a little bit out of the way of that high pressure and so that allows more shower and thunderstorm activity.

Learn more about the summer weather:

While this summer hasn’t been as hot as usual, it hasn’t been especially cool. One issue we deal with is the urban heat island effect. We showed you a spray that could help prevent it. Also, pets have been enjoying the cool summer as much as some of us, but they haven’t been enjoying all the snake bites. If it does warm up again, you’ll need to beware of heat stroke. We explained the warning signs.

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