AUSTIN (KXAN) — High pressure is in the process of taking hold of Central Texas weather. This will be a dominant high pressure, one that will provide sunny and dry skies for at least a week. Warm, humid, and cloudy mornings will be the norm throughout the period. The morning clouds will fade away, leaving us with mainly sunny afternoon skies which will send highs soaring to or above 100 degrees in many areas. There will be little chance for rain during this period.
The Climate Prediction Center’s two week outlook indicates hotter than normal weather will likely continue through Labor Day, though rain chances may improve slightly between August 28th and September 3rd.
A tropical disturbance approaching the eastern Caribbean Sea may become the Atlantic’s third tropical cyclone of the season, and potentially track toward Florida or the southeastern U.S. over the next five days.
As brutal summer continues to bake Central Texas, it is important to remember our neighbors who cannot afford air conditioning. You can help by donating a fan or funds to the KXAN Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive. Click here to make an online donation. Just $15 will buy a box fan for a needy senior or family with small children. If you know someone in need of assistance, call 512-459-4FAN.