AUSTIN, Texas — ***NOTE: This is no longer a working blog. Visit this blog for the latest info on ACL Weekend 2.***
With thousands in town for the premiere collection of big stars and concerts in Downtown Austin, we have experienced well above normal temperatures at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Average daytime highs for this time of year should be peaking in the upper 80s, around 86 degrees. However, Day 1 and Day 2 experienced temperatures of 96 and 97 degrees respectfully. With that said, that will not be the case for weekend 2.
Let's time out the forecast for you:
Two cold fronts are expected this weekend with the first occuring Sunday night into Monday morning. Surface temperatures will peak in the mid 70s Monday and likely low 80s by Tuesday afternoon but those morning lows will really be a "hot" topic of conversation.
A pesky rebound effect will occur mid-week as a subtropical ridge fires back to regain control over the area then another cold front moves in Thursday evening and overnight bringing with it some possible showers and storms Friday morning. Easily highs will top mid 70s and perhaps low to mid 70s Saturday and lots of sunshine and upper 70s to close out the festival Sunday.
We are happy to report that the likelihood of triple-digits being done in 2019 is high leaving our count slightly higher than 2018 and the highest since 2011 where 90 days of triple-digit heat was recorded. The third highest count since 2009.
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