Mild today with summer on the way


AUSTIN (KXAN) —  The showers and thunderstorms are done now but not before leaving some high rain totals. A rain gauge 4.3 miles east-northeast of Lockhart recorded 4.90″ between approximately midnight and 2 a.m. In southwest Gillespie County, a gauge 13 miles northwest of Harper measured 3.54″. In addition:
3.78″ Lockhart
2.45″ Taylor
2.34″ Cedar Creek
2.04″ Carmine
Austin’s totals were .42″ at Camp Mabry and .86″ at ABIA.

There were not too many storm reports. Hail reports we received were 1.00″ or smaller in diameter confined to Georgetown north to the Bell Co. line and also at Harper. A wind gust of 60 mph was reported at Rockdale and one of 57 mph at Georgetown.

Slow clearing is expected this afternoon with only a slight chance of an isolated shower. Most highs should peak in the 80s. There will be fewer clouds tomorrow with only a 10% chance of an isolated afternoon shower. Highs return to the low to mid 90s.

The weather will be getting hotter and drier through the week with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s Wednesday and Friday. Thursday could be the first 100-degree high in Austin. The maximum heat index Wednesday is forecast as high as 104 to 108, rising Thursday to 106 to 110. Summer begins Friday.

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.

The weekend could get wet due to a southwest flow aloft. For now there is a 20% chance of showers/storms Saturday rising to 30% Sunday.

Have a good day.

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