Imelda’s dry side sends temperatures soaring to new records

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Tropical Depression Imelda’s dry western side and sinking air on the outskirts of the storm helped send temperatures to record-breaking levels in Austin Wednesday.

The high temperature reached 101° at Camp Mabry and 100° at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, both new record highs. Wednesday became the 14th day this month with triple-digit high temperatures, tying the all-time September record set in 2011. It was also the 52nd 100-degree or hotter day this summer, moving into a tie for 5th place all-time. Last summer also produced 52 100-degree days.

While parts of southeast Texas have seen nearly two feet of rain, little precipitation worked as far west as Central Texas Wednesday. However, the remnant circulation of the storm is expected to drift to the west over the next two days, and will give Central Texas a 20-30 percent chance of showers. Most rain totals will likely be very light.

A mix of sun and clouds with spotty showers should keep temperatures below 100° for the next couple of days in most areas, though it is entirely possible Austin’s Camp Mabry and other hotter locations see more triple-digit high temperatures.

  • In-Depth: Being on the west side of this tropical system is bad news for our local rain chances. A “dry slot” is worked into the area Wednesday.

Drought conditions will continue to worsen as mostly dry and hotter-than-normal temperatures continue into next week.

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