AUSTIN (KXAN) — Saturday was our hottest day of the year with temperatures reaching 100 degrees in Austin at Camp Mabry beating the previous record high of 99 set in 1939. This was the first triple digit day of 2022 and the 4th earliest 100 degree day at Camp Mabry in recorded history.

We also broke the record high at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with a high of 99 beating the previous record of 97 set in 2005.

After a 21 day streak of unseasonably hot temperatures, that comes to an end today with high temperatures staying 20 degrees cooler from yesterday! In fact, we will see a nice stretch of several days in a row below average!

High temperatures through Saturday

Yesterday’s soaking for the Austin area was just the beginning; heavier rain is headed our way.

In a true case of Texas ‘feast or famine’, repeated storm systems are in the forecast Monday through Wednesday next week, finally bringing significant May rainfall to our area. With the heavy rain though comes another round of severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a majority of the viewing area in the 2 out of 5 category with large hail and damaging winds being the primary concerns. With that said, this time around we also have a low end chance for one or two tornadoes to form in our area.

Monday night and into Tuesday we also have an increased risk for flash flooding. We could see numerous rounds of heavy rain, some of which stall or ‘train’ over the same area producing flooding in a short amount of time. Remember.. if you come across any water-covered roadways: “Turn around, don’t drown!”

We are optimistic for those who missed out on yesterday’s rain. Expected rain totals through the next 7 days look promising with some areas picking up 2 to 4 inches.

Stay with the First Warning Weather Team as we monitor this significant, welcome change in the weather pattern.

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