AUSTIN (KXAN) — As many Central Texas students head back to the classroom this week, triple digit heat returns… but doesn’t stay long.
The tropical low that brought significant rainfall to south Texas over the weekend will continue to push south and west of us today… staying close enough to bring a low chance of rain but not for everyone. Our southern counties (Gillespie, Blanco, Hays, Caldwell, etc.) will have a better chance of rain than the rest of us… but coverage and intensity will still be limited.
Triple digit heat and sunshine return midweek with Wednesday likely to be the hottest and driest day of the work week (afternoon high near 103° in Austin).
Later in the week, a boundary will dip into north Texas bringing a better chance of scattered to widespread showers (40%) Thursday and Friday. This will mark our next best chance of meaningful rain and will also help keep temperatures out of the triple digits.
First Warning: The Climate Prediction Center is continuing its narrative of wetter conditions and “cooler” than normal temperatures from August 22nd to 28th.
Following Austin’s first official day of triple-digit heat, back on May 21, the First Warning Weather team each came up with their own predictions for how many 100° days we’ll see this year. Follow along through the summer with the chart below.
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