Most Shared

Maps

Click the day to see your local forecast


test

 
text size

Warmth Rolls On

 
Thursday, April 24th, 2014

What a day!  Temps soared into the 90s for a good portion of Central Texas along and west of I-35.  Why?  It's called compressional heating.  Ahead of and along a cold front this time of year, we can sometimes get a heat burst as that drier air moves in, sweeping down from higher terrain to the northwest (AKA downsloping winds).  Though we got the heat, we missed the rain. 

Overnight, less humid air will filter in, but the air behind this front isn't much cooler.  We'll still be unseasonably warm through early next week. 

Our next storm chance could arrive as early as Saturday night - mainly in the Hill Country - and Sunday for the rest of Central Texas.  I'm expecting the possibility of strong to severe storms mainly north and northeast of Austin, with the most likely timing late afternoon and evening on Sunday.

A cold front drops through Sunday night, but it's a Pacific front.  That means winds behind the front will be out of the west which will again set the stage for downsloping winds giving us a bump in temps.  That's why Monday I'm forecasting 93 - the hottest we've seen this year!

Want a cool-down?  Temps may fall to or below normal next week with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s possible Wednesday and Thursday.

STORM TRACKER FORECAST

Thursday Night
: 60 Clear, less humid and cooler.  Winds: N 5-10
Friday: 89  Sunny and warm. but slightly less humid.  Could be patchy fog east of I-35 in the morning. Winds: NE to SE 5-10 
Saturday: 89  AM fog and clouds, then partly cloudy.  Winds: S 10-15  *Morning Low: 66  Could see some showers/storms develop in the Hill Country late.  I've added a 20% chance of rain mainly at night in case those storms make it to the Austin area.
Sunday: 90  Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms.  Some could be strong to severe.  Winds: SW 5-15  *Morning Low: 69
Monday: 93  Mostly sunny.  Winds: W 10-15  *Morning Low: 64
Tuesday
: 88 Sunny, less humid.  Winds: N 10-15  *Morning Low: 60
Wednesday: 80  Sunny & comfortable.  Winds: N 10-15  *Morning Low: 58
Thursday: 78  Sunny & pleasant.  Winds: N 5-15  *Morning Low: 53

Thanks for checking in!
-Chikage

Chief Meteorologist Chikage Windler

On the Web: http://keyetv.com/weather/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChikageKEYETV
Bio: http://keyetv.com/station/features/team/index.shtml#chikage_windler_
Blog: http://www.keyetv.com/blogs/chikage-windler-blog
Email: chikage@keyetv.com

Search our #keyewx hashtag on Twitter!  Get weather tweets from the Storm Tracker Weather Team and KEYE News Team.

Share your weather pics with us!  Email shareit@keyetv.com post to twitter #keyewx, Facebook, or Instagram.

Check out our 5 Zone Forecast!

Radar and a town-by-town forecast for Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, The Hill Country, and The Plains:
www.keyetv.com/weather/features/zone-forecast/?wap=0


Download our Free KEYE Weather App!

iPhone:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keye-wx/id632142354?mt=8
iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keye-wx-for-ipad/id632146241?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.keye.android.weather



Advertise with us!
Share It Loading...
Share It Loading...
 
Advertise with us!
KEYE TV Weather Anchors Chikage Windler Allison Miller Jordan Steele