AUSTIN (KXAN) — We got a brief break in the humidity yesterday. While it was still hot, the heat index was slightly more bearable. That will not be the case today and tomorrow.
Southerly winds returned overnight, and as a result, temperatures are about 5 to 10 degrees warmer this morning than just 24 hours ago. It’s also noticeably more humid out with dew points higher than yesterday as well.
Today will feature a few more clouds than sun. A spot shower or two is possible along and east of I-35, but most remain dry. The combination of heat and humidity today will make the mid 90s feel like 102 to 107 degrees.
Tomorrow, heat index values will soar even higher to the 105 to 113 degrees range. A Heat Advisory will likely be issued for tomorrow as these heat index values will be dangerous for those who are outside for too long without taking proper precautions such as staying hydrated, taking breaks in the shade, and wearing loose fitting clothing.
Relief comes tomorrow evening (after the hottest part of the day) in the form of a late season cold front. Showers and storms are likely along and ahead of the front, some of which could be strong to severe. The main threats we will be watching out for will be large hail and damaging winds.
We have another brief break in the heat and humidity Tuesday, before both return for the second half of the week.
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