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Sunday Evening: Isolated showers and thunderstorms possible. Low temps in the mid 70's. Winds: S 5-15 mph.
Monday: Back to hot and dry. Winds S 5-15 mph. High: 98
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Hottest Weekend of the Year 07/31/15
Friday, July 31st, 2015
HOTTEST THIS YEAR!
The temp topped out at 102 Friday afternoon at Camp Mabry - the hottest since August 22nd of last year. ABIA reached 101! The big story Friday was how humid it was! This weekend, we'll still be hot in the triple digits, but the heat index values will be much lower thanks to lower dew points. Bottom Line: continue to use those heat safety precautions but don't be surprised if you notice it not feeling quite as hot this weekend. Either way - this will be the hottest weekend of the year so far!
For those of your keeping count. We've now had 5 days of triple digit heat at Camp Mabry. The yearly average is 13 and the record is 90 in 2011.
Stay safe in the heat! Heat safety tips right here: http://bit.ly/NWSHeatSafety
THIRD DRIEST MONTH
Though some spots mustered a shower or two Friday - most stayed bone dry. Officially at Camp Mabry and at ABIA - now rain was reported which means both will record their 3rd driest Julys on record. At Camp Mabry we had a trace of rain in July with 0.01" at ABIA. Unfortunately, there's not hope for more rain anytime soon as high pressure will remain in strong control of our weather. One computer model keeps us dry through the first 2 weeks of August.
It's going to be a big night for soccer Saturday night with Landon Donovan and other elite players making an appearance. The game kicks off at 7:30PM at Kelly Reeves Stadium in Northwest Austin. It will be sunny and around 92 at kickoff with temps dropping into the 80s as the sun sets. I went to a home game earlier this season and was surprised how quickly the heat faded thanks to shade from the stadium first, then nightfall.
HILL COUNTRY FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
If you're making a day trip or weekend in the Hill Country, between peach picking, winery tours and enjoying the scenery, you might want to head to Luckenbach! The Hill Country Food Truck Festival runs from noon to 8PM Saturday and features food trucks, wine and music. Admission is $15. The weather's looking hot - but not as humid with a high around 96.
Ozone will keep our air quality in the "Moderate Air Quality" through the weekend.
With our dry weather and hot temps, evaporation is taking its toll on the lakes. Lake Travis is expected to drop half a foot over the next week with Lake Buchanan expected to drop a few inches. Track lake levels: http://bit.ly/lcra_lakelevels
TRACKING THE TROPICS
In the Pacific, Hurricane Guillermo is tracking toward Hawaii and one disturbance in the Atlantic has a very small chance for development. Check out our Tropics Tracker: http://bit.ly/keyeTropics
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
Saturday: 101 Mostly sunny. (Record: 107 in 2011). Winds: N/E 5. *Morning Low: 77
Sunday: 102 Sunny. (Record 107 in 2011). Winds: SW/SE 5. *Morning Low: 76
Monday: 101 Sunny. (Record 107 in 1923). Winds: S/SE 5-10. *Morning Low: 75
Tuesday: 101 Sunny. (Record 106 in 2011). Winds: S 5-15. *Morning Low: 77
Wednesday: 102 Sunny. (Record 106 in 2011). Winds: S 5-15. *Morning Low: 78
Thursday: 102 Sunny. (Record: 105 in 2013). Winds: S 5-10. *Morning Low: 77
Friday: 103 Sunny and hottest this year (beating 102 our current hottest). (Record: 1-6 in 2003). Winds: S 5-10. *Morning Low: 77
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Have a great weekend!
KEYE-TV Chief Meteorologist Chikage Windler
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