While you were sleeping...moisture and clouds moved back in, and we had areas of patchy dense fog and mist this morning. Clouds started breaking up late morning, and we've got another beautiful afternoon outside with plenty of sunshine.
Plan for a breezy and very warm afternoon...you can almost say hot with forecast highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Austin will be close to a record, too. The record high today for Camp Mabry? 90 set in 1939. The forecast? 88. If you're outside today, enjoy it, but take it easy.
Another storm system and cold front is moving into West Texas today, eventually moving into the Central Plains and into North Texas/Central Oklahoma by this evening. Isolated, strong to severe storms will be possible north of Dallas into Oklahoma City...so plan accordingly if your travel plans include this area tonight.
Locally, winds will pick up in response to the storm system to our north, plan for gusts out of the south up to 20 mph at times today and tonight.
Temperatures stay warm and above average next week in the 80s, but our weather pattern turns a little more active with back to back storm systems moving in from the west. By mid week, we're tracking an upper level low and cold front that brings a better rain and storm chance at 70%, and a threat for strong to severe storms. A few lingering showers will be possible into Thursday, but Friday looks sunny and drier. Our next disturbance and front rolls in by next weekend, with another chance for scattered storms and slightly cooler daytime temperatures in the upper 70s.
The good news? Rain totals are getting a little higher for the next 7 days with two storm systems moving in, which may help with the high tree pollen that might be bothering you. The bad news? Breezy conditions are expected as each system moves in.
Plan ahead with a look at the 7 Day Forecast.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
-Meteorologist Emily Borchard