AUSTIN (KXAN) — A few areas ended their weekend with scattered rain and thunderstorms, with some Hill Country and Williamson County rain gauges recording over 1 inch. The same storm system that brought isolated rain yesterday will linger through mid week, providing a few more late-day showers and thunderstorms for some.
Expect a mix of sun and clouds today and Tuesday with a 20% chance of afternoon and evening rain. Most should remain dry, with comfortable morning temperatures and seasonably warm afternoons.
Rain chances dwindle to less than 10% the rest of the week through Labor Day weekend as high temperatures remain in the lower to middle 90s.
Early September is traditionally the peak of hurricane season, and we are following several hurricanes in the Pacific and one in the Atlantic. None of these are expected to be of concern to the U.S., but the remnants of once Tropical Storm Erika are bringing flooding rains to Florida.
The Climate Prediction Center’s monthly outlooks continue to forecast wetter and cooler than normal weather in Texas from October, 2015 through May, 2016. The outlook is based primarily on warmer than normal water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, or El Niño.
Hot August temperatures have resulted in increased demand for fans from our Summer Fan Drive partners at Family Eldercare. You may find out more information about making a fan donation, or even make an online contribution (allowing them to buy fans at a discounted rate) by clicking here. We thank you–and so do area residents without air conditioning!
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Click here to read a thorough analysis of the historic Memorial Day weekend floods and tornado outbreak.