AUSTIN (KXAN) — The remnants of Hurricane Marty, once a category 1 storm in the East Pacific, are bringing rain to West Texas today. Little rain is expected in Central Texas, but a few sprinkles are possible today under mostly cloudy skies.
Morning temperatures are significantly warmer due to the return of humidity and clouds, and will remain so through the work week. Hotter sun will return Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, but a late-week storm may be brewing.
We are tracking an upper level storm system that is forecast to dive south towards Texas Thursday and Friday, potentially sparking scattered thunderstorms to kick off ACL weekend two. Rain chances are uncertain at this time, but the potential for heavy rain exists along and west of I-35 late in the work week. Stay tuned for forecast updates.
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Though rain is possible on Friday — the rest of ACL weekend two is currently expected to be dry and quite hot.
After causing massive damage to parts of the Bahamas and contributing to deadly flooding in South Carolina, Hurricane Joaquin is accelerating northeastward into the open Atlantic Ocean as a weakening category 1 hurricane.
October should be a transition month with El Niño conditions becoming more pronounced. As a result, the Climate Prediction Center is predicting above-average rainfall, and below-average temperatures for three month period October through December. In fact, the outlooks all the way through spring continue to forecast the same.
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