AUSTIN (KXAN) — While the probabilities will be low, a daily chance of rain is back in the Central Texas forecast for at least the next five days. Otherwise, partly sunny, hot and humid afternoons will continue.
The dominant high pressure system that has been keeping us hot and mostly rain-free is weakening and shifting away from Central Texas, opening the door to a slight chance of showers coming up from the Texas coast.
A few quick showers or thunderstorms may briefly impact your weekend plans, so we recommend that you keep an eye on radar on your KXAN Weather app. Head indoors if you hear thunder – it means lightning could already be in the vicinity – and feel free to resume your outdoor activities once the rain has passed, as most activity will be very widely scattered.
Slight chances of showers or a few isolated thunderstorms will continue into the middle of next week, but no significant rainfall is forecast through the end of June.
The new 8-14 day outlook indicates the potential of wetter and hotter than normal weather for the first week of July, which of course, includes the 4th of July holiday weekend. Stay tuned for forecast updates as the date draws nearer.
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Our El Niño pattern has officially dissipated. It lasted for 15 months. Learn more here.
The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting the potential for normal rainfall during the July-August-September months we enter a neutral period. Temperatures will still likely be above average during this time.
A rapid shift to La Niña conditions are possible by late summer and early fall. La Niña conditions would bring drier conditions to Central Texas beginning this fall and lasting through the winter.