Warmer, drier weather for the rest of the work week

Forecast

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Tropical Depression Beta dissipated into a remnant low overnight, and is slowly moving out of Texas today. Beta dropped up to 14.80″ of rain in southern parts of Houston, leading to significant flooding issues. Use caution if you are traveling that way today.

Some Austin area rain totals exceeded 1 inch. Some LCRA totals out in Fayette county have exceeded 3.5″.

Three day rainfall totals from Tropical Storm Beta

As the storm system exits Texas late today, drier, warmer afternoons will follow for the rest of the week. Nights will actually get cooler as drier air and clearer skies return.

Tropics In-depth

For only the second time in history (2005 was the first) there have been so many tropical storms and hurricanes this year we have exhausted the list, making the Greek alphabet our new source for names for the rest of the season.

This season has been record-breaking in another way. Not only is it only the second time the Greek alphabet has been used, it has occurred nearly a month earlier than in 2005.

In addition, nine storms have made landfall in the U.S. this season–tying a record established in 1916.

Climate change is making hurricanes slower and wetter. Here’s the latest peer-reviewed research:

  • Storms moving 16% slower near landfall
  • Storms are 10% stronger
  • Storms are 15% wetter

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Overcast

Austin

73°F Overcast Feels like 73°
Wind
5 mph
Humidity
76%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Dry and cool.
64°F Dry and cool.
Wind
2 mph NE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Overcast

San Marcos

74°F Overcast Feels like 74°
Wind
13 mph N
Humidity
82%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Dry and cool.
64°F Dry and cool.
Wind
2 mph NE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Overcast

Lockhart

74°F Overcast Feels like 74°
Wind
13 mph N
Humidity
82%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Dry and cool.
64°F Dry and cool.
Wind
2 mph NE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Overcast

Llano

73°F Overcast Feels like 73°
Wind
9 mph NNE
Humidity
73%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Generally clear. Low around 60F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
60°F Generally clear. Low around 60F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
6 mph N
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Overcast

Blanco

72°F Overcast Feels like 72°
Wind
7 mph N
Humidity
78%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A few passing clouds. Low near 60F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
60°F A few passing clouds. Low near 60F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
6 mph N
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Overcast

La Grange

76°F Overcast Feels like 78°
Wind
12 mph NNW
Humidity
78%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy. Low around 65F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
65°F Partly cloudy. Low around 65F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
6 mph NNW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent

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