AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thursday’s high temperature of 101° in Austin not only tied the record for the day, but became the 15th triple-digit high temperature this month of September–an all-time record. The previous record of 14 days was set in 2011. Daily Austin temperature records began in the late 1800s.
Thursday became the 53rd 100° or hotter day this summer–5th most on record.
The oppressive heat quickly cooled as the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda produced numerous showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. An inch of rain fell in several locations from southwest Austin to Dripping Springs and into Blanco County.
Remnants of Imelda continue to bring life-threatening flooding and heavy rain to parts of southeast Texas, where more than 40 inches of rain fell near Beaumont, making this the 7th wettest tropical system in U.S. history. It has created the second 500-year flood in southeast Texas in two years.
Imelda’s influence on our weather appears to mostly end tonight, with hotter and drier weather on Friday. The University of Texas football game this Saturday looks mostly cloudy, humid and breezy with hot tailgate temperatures and a few sprinkles possible.