Heat wave building this week

Forecast

AUSTIN (KXAN) —  A drier, hotter weather pattern is building in today following scattered morning showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the Hill Country.

Weak ridging in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere combining with a warm south and southwest wind should push temperatures close to 100º in Austin Wednesday and Thursday. While parts of the Hill Country like Llano will likely see triple-digit heat, the ridging may not be strong enough to push Austin to our first 100º reading of the year. Wet soil could also shave a degree or two off of high temperatures.

The need for more fans during the Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive continues all summer. Thank you to all who have donated fans and money to help those in need of adequate cooling.

A subtle change in the weather pattern this weekend and early next week will open the door to daily, slim chances of showers and thunderstorms. Rain totals over the next 7 days should remain under 0.25″.

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