AUSTIN, Texas — We all knew this abnormally wet mid-summer weather pattern would have to come to an end eventually.
The warming trend continues with lots of sunshine this weekend. High pressure will continue to lock in upper 90s for Sunday, but some isolated areas could reach the triple digits. Keep in mind that feels-like temperatures will be around 104 degrees. Make sure you're staying hydrated, listening to your body and taking breaks from the sun if you're outside for an extended period of time.
The warmup doesn't stop this weekend. If we don't hit the 100-degree mark during the weekend, Monday could bring our next 100-degree day in Austin. We've only recorded one so far this year at Camp Mabry (June 14) and, by this time last year, we had already recorded 15 triple-digit days. So, we're off to a slow start with the extreme summertime heat this year.
Rain chances will be slim to none over the next seven days. While we do have spotty rain chances in the forecast, most will remain dry through the majority of next week. The good news is that no one is under a drought at this time.
Negative impacts on air quality continue for the rest of the weekend into the beginning of the workweek. We'll be monitoring a "moderate" level on the Air Quality Index due to additional plumes of Saharan dust.
In the meantime, the extended forecast can be found below:
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