Summer made a quick comeback, with two days of record-hot weather ahead of a highly anticipated Canadian cold front. The feel of winter arrives as we close out the week. Get ready!
Yesterday's high of 96 in metro Austin beat out the old record of 95 from 1926. At the airport, 95 beat out 93 (from 1956).
The forecast calls for a high around 97, which is today's standing record high from 1926 in the Capital City. There's a great chance the airport record of 93 (from 2014) will tumble, too.
Strong southerly winds continue to pump in quite a bit of warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. It'll make it feel as hot as 100-104 out there this afternoon. Take it easy!
Latest computer models show the cold front moving north to south across the region around sunrise Friday morning, and it comes with a 50% chance for showers & storms. They'll likely be brief but may impact the morning commute. As of now, models show most of the rain moving south by late morning.
Temps will drop sharply and, thanks to strong northerly winds around 15-25 mph, there will be a bit of a wind chill factor to deal with during the day. We expect 70s immediately ahead of the front then expect a range of upper 50s-low 60s during much of the day.
Saturday morning will be the coldest so far this season with widespread 40s across Central TX. It looks like a lovely day! We're planning for partly sunny skies and highs around or slightly over 70 degrees Saturday afternoon. It'll be warmer on Sunday though still cooler than our normal high of 84 for this time of year.
A chance for rain returns on Columbus Day Monday and continues Tuesday with some warm low 90s, then another cold front is scheduled to arrive Tuesday night or Wednesday morning with another drop in temps.
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