AUSTIN (KXAN) — Though afternoon temperatures will remain near or just a little below normal, milder weather is in the forecast all week. And, after a series of storm systems dating back to October, an unusually quite weather pattern is also in store.
Mostly cloudy skies are forecast Tuesday, with afternoon highs near 60 degrees, but sunshine should return through the end of the week. A slight chance for showers is in the forecast late in the weekend as an upper level low pressure system approaches, but probabilities will be low.
The 8-14 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center indicates warmer than normal weather into mid-December, with near normal rainfall.
Nearly 57 inches of rain has fallen at ABIA this year, making it the wettest year in its history. Records began in 1942. This has been an extraordinary year for the site, with the wettest day and month on record also recently recorded: ABIA saw its soggiest day ever with 13.00 inches of rain on Friday, October 30th, far exceeding the 1974 record of 8.70 inches and making October ABIA’s wettest month.
Camp Mabry has officially tallied its 2nd-wettest year on record with nearly 57 inches of rainfall. It’s still more than 7 inches away from the all-time record, 64.68″, set in 1919, but El Niño conditions could help continue to boost rainfall totals through the end of December. These records come on top of two 35+ day dry spells this year. Records at Camp Mabry began in the 1890s.
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Due to the strong El Niño conditions in the Pacific Ocean, the Climate Prediction Center is forecasting colder and wetter than normal weather for the winter ahead, and possibly well into the spring of 2016.