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Weather

  • evening Upper 90s
  • overnight Low 80s
  • morning Mid 70s
  • daytime Near 100

Your Forecast

  • 08/22/2014 12:07 PM

Sweltering Final Weekend of Summer Break

We've endured the hottest stretch of weather so far this year during the past seven days, and the streak of sizzling isn't done yet! Plan on hitting 100 or hotter each afternoon through next week, the first week of the new school year for most. A weak front might come to the rescue as soon as Thursday.

Temps right now:

Click for map of this morning's lows & yesterday's highs...marking Austin's 14th 100+ day of 2014..

A sprawling area of high pressure currently extends from Texas all the way up towards New England with above normal heat for the weekend. The storm track continues to circle around this area of high pressure, with downpours possible in places like Cheyenne, WY, to Minneapolis, MN. The closest rain to our area? You'll likely have to drive way out into West Texas. That having been said, a few spotty showers might also show up along the coast but aren't expected to last long. Here at home, Futurecast shows morning clouds giving way to brilliant afternoon sunshine. The pattern slowly shifts by the middle of next week, when a new disturbance crosses the Rockies and tries to send a front all the way down into Texas. As of now, our rain chances pick up again for Thursday and Friday as seen on the 7 Day Forecast.

Drought Monitor... It's been 34 days since the record rains of middle July, and you can see the result on many area lawns. Austin's received only .05" of rain this month, which is indeed our typical driest month of the year. Lake Travis has dropped 2.6' since August began.

Triangle In The Sky... The three brightest objects in the night sky will put on a show this weekend. The moon, Jupiter, and Venus will come together in what we call a "convergence", forming a stellar triangle in the sky early Saturday morning.  They were getting close this morning, as seen in these fantastic views from Iran.  Tomorrow's sunrise happens at 7:03a.m. We recommend you get out around 5:30-6:30 and simply look east. Check out this sky chart for more, and enjoy the view!

Keep cool & have a wonderful weekend.

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:02 AMSUNSET08:05 PM
  • MOONRISE04:31 AMMOONSET06:11 PM
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA98ºA Few Clouds
  • AUSTIN100ºFair
  • BOERNE95ºFair
  • BURNET96ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE98ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION95ºFair
  • FORT HOOD100ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG92ºFair
  • HONDO96ºFair
  • KERRVILLE92ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT97ºFair
  • KILLEEN99ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB97ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS97ºFair
  • MCGREGOR99ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS99ºFair
  • PLEASANTON99ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB97ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT97ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS99ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD98ºFair
  • TEMPLE99ºFair
  • UVALDE96ºFair
  • WACO98ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA92ºPartly CloudyBOSTON72ºOvercast
  • CHICAGO84ºMostly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH97ºA Few Clouds
  • DENVER71ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON94ºA Few Clouds
  • MIAMI86ºThunderstormNEW ORLEANS90ºA Few Clouds
  • PHOENIX84ºMostly CloudySAN FRANCISCO70ºA Few Clouds
  • SEATTLE69ºPartly CloudyWASHINGTON DC81ºOvercast

Weather

  • evening Upper 90s
  • overnight Low 80s
  • morning Mid 70s
  • daytime Upper 90s

Your Forecast

  • 08/22/2014 12:06 PM

Sweltering Final Weekend of Summer Break

We've endured the hottest stretch of weather so far this year during the past seven days, and the streak of sizzling isn't done yet! Plan on hitting 100 or hotter each afternoon through next week, the first week of the new school year for most. A weak front might come to the rescue as soon as Thursday.

Temps right now:

Click for map of this morning's lows & yesterday's highs...marking San Antonio's 11th 100+ day of 2014.


A HEAT ADVISORY is in effect 1-7pm from Wilson Co southeast towards Houston.

A sprawling area of high pressure currently extends from Texas all the way up towards New England with above normal heat for the weekend. The storm track continues to circle around this area of high pressure, with downpours possible in places like Cheyenne, WY, to Minneapolis, MN. The closest rain to our area? You'll likely have to drive way out into West Texas. That having been said, a few spotty showers might also show up along the coast but aren't expected to last long. Here at home, Futurecast shows morning clouds giving way to brilliant afternoon sunshine. The pattern slowly shifts by the middle of next week, when a new disturbance crosses the Rockies and tries to send a front all the way down into Texas. As of now, our rain chances pick up again for Thursday and Friday as seen on the 7 Day Forecast.

Drought Monitor... It's been 34 days since the record rains of middle July, and you can see the result on many area lawns. The Alamo City's received only .08" of rain this month, which is indeed our typical driest month of the year. The Edwards Aquifer has dropped 5.5' since August began, and is running 16 feet lower than this date last year.

Triangle In The Sky... The three brightest objects in the night sky will put on a show this weekend. The moon, Jupiter, and Venus will come together in what we call a "convergence", forming a stellar triangle in the sky early Saturday morning.  They were getting close this morning, as seen in these fantastic views from Iran.  Tomorrow's sunrise happens at 7:03a.m. We recommend you get out around 5:30-6:30 and simply look east. Check out this sky chart for more, and enjoy the view!

Keep cool & have a wonderful weekend.

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:06 AMSUNSET08:07 PM
  • MOONRISE04:36 AMMOONSET06:13 PM
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA98ºA Few Clouds
  • AUSTIN100ºFair
  • BOERNE95ºFair
  • BURNET96ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE98ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION95ºFair
  • FORT HOOD100ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG92ºFair
  • HONDO96ºFair
  • KERRVILLE92ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT97ºFair
  • KILLEEN99ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB97ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS97ºFair
  • MCGREGOR99ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS99ºFair
  • PLEASANTON99ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB97ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT97ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS99ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD98ºFair
  • TEMPLE99ºFair
  • UVALDE96ºFair
  • WACO98ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA92ºPartly CloudyBOSTON72ºOvercast
  • CHICAGO84ºMostly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH97ºA Few Clouds
  • DENVER71ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON94ºA Few Clouds
  • MIAMI86ºThunderstormNEW ORLEANS90ºA Few Clouds
  • PHOENIX84ºMostly CloudySAN FRANCISCO70ºA Few Clouds
  • SEATTLE69ºPartly CloudyWASHINGTON DC81ºOvercast

Weather

  • evening Upper 90s
  • overnight Low 80s
  • morning Mid 70s
  • daytime Upper 90s

Your Forecast

  • 08/22/2014 12:09 PM

Sweltering Final Weekend of Summer Break

We've endured the hottest stretch of weather so far this year during the past seven days, and the streak of sizzling isn't done yet! Plan on hitting 100 or hotter each afternoon through next week, the first week of the new school year for most. A weak front might come to the rescue as soon as Thursday.

Temps right now:

Yesterday marked Austin's 14th 100+ day of 2014.  Click for map of Thursday highs.

A sprawling area of high pressure currently extends from Texas all the way up towards New England with above normal heat for the weekend. The storm track continues to circle around this area of high pressure, with downpours possible in places like Cheyenne, WY, to Minneapolis, MN. The closest rain to our area? You'll likely have to drive way out into West Texas. That having been said, a few spotty showers might also show up along the coast but aren't expected to last long. Here at home, Futurecast shows morning clouds giving way to brilliant afternoon sunshine. The pattern slowly shifts by the middle of next week, when a new disturbance crosses the Rockies and tries to send a front all the way down into Texas. As of now, our rain chances pick up again for Thursday and Friday as seen on the 7 Day Forecast.

Drought Monitor... It's been 34 days since the record rains of middle July, and you can see the result on many area lawns. Austin's received only .05" of rain this month, which is indeed our typical driest month of the year. Lake Travis has dropped 2.6' since August began.

Triangle In The Sky... The three brightest objects in the night sky will put on a show this weekend. The moon, Jupiter, and Venus will come together in what we call a "convergence", forming a stellar triangle in the sky early Saturday morning.  They were getting close this morning, as seen in these fantastic views from Iran.  Tomorrow's sunrise happens at 7:03a.m. We recommend you get out around 5:30-6:30 and simply look east. Check out this sky chart for more, and enjoy the view!

Keep cool & have a wonderful weekend.

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE6:58 amSUNSET8:04 pm
  • MOONRISE4:27 amMOONSET5:30 pm
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA98ºA Few Clouds
  • AUSTIN100ºFair
  • BOERNE95ºFair
  • BURNET96ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE98ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION95ºFair
  • FORT HOOD100ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG92ºFair
  • HONDO96ºFair
  • KERRVILLE92ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT97ºFair
  • KILLEEN99ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB97ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS97ºFair
  • MCGREGOR99ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS99ºFair
  • PLEASANTON99ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB97ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT97ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS99ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD98ºFair
  • TEMPLE99ºFair
  • UVALDE96ºFair
  • WACO98ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA92ºPartly CloudyBOSTON72ºOvercast
  • CHICAGO84ºMostly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH97ºA Few Clouds
  • DENVER71ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON94ºA Few Clouds
  • MIAMI86ºThunderstormNEW ORLEANS90ºA Few Clouds
  • PHOENIX84ºMostly CloudySAN FRANCISCO70ºA Few Clouds
  • SEATTLE69ºPartly CloudyWASHINGTON DC81ºOvercast

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