AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hot, stagnant conditions are expected to lead to higher than normal pollution levels on Wednesday. Consider driving less or carpooling to limit your pollution footprint.

Ozone Action Day recommendations, including driving less and filling up gas after dark
Ozone Action Day recommendations

Even as heat and humidity build through the rest of the week, isolated late-day showers and thunderstorms will remain possible as we sit on the eastern periphery of a high pressure system. While most areas remain dry each day, some others may see up to 0.5″-1″ of rain.

Isolated showers and storms continue this weekend, but shut off next week as temperatures rise to the first triple-digit heat days of the year. 100-degree heat is expected to arrive in Austin this summer on Tuesday — about three weeks ahead of when is typical.

Forecast high temperatures in Austin, rising to 100 degrees next Tuesday.
Forecast high temperatures in Austin

Very muggy air will add to the surging heat, producing heat index values each afternoon this weekend and beyond above 100 degrees.

8-14 day outlooks from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, along with our best long-range computer models, indicate several 100-degree days locally with the potential of near-record high temperatures.

8-14 day temperature outlooks, hotter than normal locally
8-14 day temperature outlooks

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