AUSTIN (KXAN) — Monday afternoon temperatures are well on their way to the triple digits. Today’s forecast high of 102 will not only tie the hottest temperature of the year, but be the 7th of the month so far and be within 1 degree of the record (103 degrees).
Cold front still on the way
A timely cold front is on our doorstep with our first taste of fall just in time for the Autumn Equinox which occurs on Wednesday. This cold front will bring about a 10 to 12 degree drop in temperatures, as well as a welcome relief from the humidity.
One thing the front will lack is rainfall. While we do expect some showers and storms ahead of the front, most of it looks to favor areas along and east of I-35.
Astronomical fall begins Wednesday at 2:21 p.m. Meteorological fall, of course, already began on Sept. 1.
Top 10 hottest September in progress
Mean average temperatures (averaging the highs and lows for the month) at Camp Mabry in Austin make this the ninth warmest start to the month from Sept. 1 through 18.
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Active tropics, but no Gulf threat
On Sunday, two new named storms formed in the Atlantic with the development of Tropical Storms Peter and Rose. Neither storms currently have paths that take them towards any land.
We continue to check off storm names at a rapid pace. There are only four names left and Atlantic Hurricane Season doesn’t end until Nov. 30.
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