Most Shared

Hoping for Rain and Cooler Temps - 08/09/13

I wish I could definitively say we've got a break in this hot, dry weather coming.  Unfortunately, though it won't be as hot or as humid and though there will be small rain chances this weekend - I wouldn't be shocked if we stay in triple digits and rain-free despite the chances.  On a scale of 1 to 10.  My confidence in breaking the triple digit streak (which stands at 12 days) is about a 5.  If we do break the streak - Sunday looks like our best chance (I'm forecasting a high of 99).  As for the dry streak, I'll give it a 4.  I do think there will be showers both Saturday and Sunday which develop near the coast and propagate northwestward.  The best chances of rain continue to be our southeastern counties.  But the rain chances taper as you head north and west and many areas could miss the spotty rain which develops.  OK - that's my long and drawn-out explanation of the lack of any REAL relief in your Storm Tracker 7-Day. 

We stand at 25 for the year including 12 in a row.  If this streak breaks, Sunday is the most likely day to break it.

We've now had 13 straight days with no rain.  There are two waves of low pressure in the Gulf which will try to bring some rain to the Lone Star State - but the best chances are south and east of the Austin area.
Weekend Rain Chances:
Fayette County: 30%
Caldwell, Bastrop, Lee Counties: 20%
Hays, Travis, Williamson, Milam Counties: 10%
Hill Country: 5%
Rain totals for the Austin area look less than 1/10".

The Saharan dust which has created haze in our air the past few days is dissipating.  Our Air Quality for Saturday will be in the "good" range.  It has been "moderate" the last few days.

The best meteor shower of the year peaks Sunday through Tuesday.  Look at the sky from around 10:30 PM to 4:30 AM and you could see meteors streaking across the sky.  NASA predicts more than 100/hour at peak are possible.
More from NASA:

Have a great weekend!

Chief Meteorologist Chikage Windler
On the Web:

Download our Free KEYE Weather App!

Track the Tropics with our KEYE-TV Hurricane Tracker

Advertise with us!

KEYE-TV Feedback

User dropdown menu for these categories.
COMMENTS - Comments or questions about the station
NEWS " Comments, questions or news tips
SPORTS " Comments or questions
WEATHER " Comments comments and questions
PROGRAMMING " Questions or comments
CONTESTS - Information about ongoing contests
WEBMASTER - Comments or questions about the site
SALES - Advertising questions or comments
TELEMUNDO AUSTIN - Questions or comments
TALENT APPEARANCES " Requests for talent public appearances
STATION TOURS - Information about station tours
GENERAL MANAGER - Comments or questions for our general
Please send my comment/question to:
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.

If you would like a response back, please to make sure you fill out your name and email address. This information will not be used for any other purposes other than for us to respond to your comment.

Advertise with us!