101° high temperature sets all-time Austin record before rain begins

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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.

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Mostly Cloudy

Austin/Mabry

79°F Mostly Cloudy Feels like 82°
Wind
0 mph CALM
Humidity
82%
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Tonight

Thunderstorms Late
74°F Thunderstorms Late
Wind
7 mph SSE
Precip
40%
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Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Fair

San Marcos

97°F Fair Feels like 104°
Wind
16 mph NNE
Humidity
41%
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Tonight

Thunderstorms Late
75°F Thunderstorms Late
Wind
12 mph SSE
Precip
40%
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Waning Gibbous
Fair

San Marcos

97°F Fair Feels like 104°
Wind
16 mph NNE
Humidity
41%
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Tonight

Scattered Thunderstorms
76°F Scattered Thunderstorms
Wind
11 mph SSE
Precip
40%
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Waning Gibbous
Fair

Llano

97°F Fair Feels like 102°
Wind
8 mph ESE
Humidity
39%
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Tonight

Partly Cloudy
74°F Partly Cloudy
Wind
7 mph SE
Precip
20%
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Waning Gibbous
Fair

Fredericksburg

88°F Fair Feels like 89°
Wind
5 mph ESE
Humidity
41%
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Tonight

Isolated Thunderstorms
73°F Isolated Thunderstorms
Wind
8 mph SSE
Precip
30%
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Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Light Rain with Thunder

La Grange

77°F Light Rain with Thunder Feels like 79°
Wind
10 mph ESE
Humidity
99%
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Tonight

Thunderstorms
73°F Thunderstorms
Wind
9 mph SSE
Precip
90%
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Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous

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