Quick temperature turnaround after Monday’s front, but another is on the way!
Scattered showers and thunderstorms rolled through Central Texas late Monday afternoon and evening along a cold front and will bring a short but noticeable one-day cooldown. Although temperatures quickly rebound Wednesday and into the upcoming weekend, we’re keeping an eye on another cold front that could move through early next week and stall out to keep some rain chances around and help to keep temperatures cooler than average. Today’s weather will be wonderful but it’s not going to be completely rain-free. A few isolated showers are possible through about 8 AM although these showers will be light and few and far between. Morning clouds should last in place through at least the lunch hour before potentially giving way to some afternoon sunshine. While seeing the sunshine today will be nice, a quick return of sunshine means warmer late-day temperatures. Highs this afternoon should range from about 81° to 87° with the warmest temperatures near and especially east of I-35. Although highs should be noticeably cooler than yesterday and noticeably cooler than average, Monday’s cold front hasn’t brought a huge drop in humidity. Dew points should still be in the upper 60s and low 70s this afternoon so the heat index may approach 90°. That’s a lot better than the 100° to 108° heat index values we saw Monday!
The quick rebound in temperatures will also be noticeable too. Morning temperatures Wednesday will start out in the mid-70s and ample sunshine will warm high temperatures into the low-to-mid 90s. South winds will be a bit breezy mid-to-late this week and that’ll help to keep highs in the mid-90s Thursday through Saturday with heat index values at least at 100°. A few clouds will return Saturday although it’ll otherwise be generally sunny each day. The next cold front is expected to arrive late Sunday or Monday. This cold front won’t bring us as big of a drop in temperatures as what we will see today but it’s expected to stall out and keep the atmosphere unsettled with daily chances for some scattered rain. It won’t rain each day from Sunday to next Thursday, but the best opportunities are expected to be Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Temperatures next week are only expected to reach the upper 80s and low 90s, but that’s a byproduct of the scattered rain and the clouds around. If rain doesn’t come to fruition or if the front stalls farther to the north, it’ll stay pretty steamy and hot!
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