AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s fairly uncommon to see a “blocking” high pressure ridge set up over Texas and the Plains this time of year, but that is exactly what is happening right now. That means days of cool fall mornings, and sunny, milder afternoons could stretch through the weekend.
The coolest weather since spring is forecast for the next four or five mornings, with afternoon highs remaining below the late September normal of 87 degrees. In fact, after highs in the middle 80s Wednesday, afternoon temperatures in the 70s to low 80s are forecast into the weekend.
You might consider turning off the A/C and cracking your windows at night and in the mornings to save some money on your electric bill.
Music fans heading to the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival may see some of the best weather in the 15 year history of the event. Mornings and evenings will be very pleasant, with warm, but not particularly hot afternoons. With full sunshine, sunscreen will be necessary each day.