AUSTIN, Texas — Austin reached a high temperature of 104 degrees on Saturday, marking the seventh day of triple digit heat so far this year.
The heat will continue to build for Central Texas on Sunday with even hotter temperatures expected due to a strong ridge of high pressure centered over the southwestern United States.
An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for the Austin area on Sunday. Air temperatures are expected to be as high 105 to 108 degrees.
An Excessive Heat Warning has not been issued for the KVUE area since July 23, 2018.
The current forecast for Sunday calls for a high of around 106 degrees in Austin. The existing daily record for Camp Mabry is 107 degrees set back in 1954.
Sunday will feature a mostly sunny sky with no rain chance.
Afternoon highs on Monday will remain in record high territory. The forecast high of 105 for Austin would tie the daily record at Camp Mabry.
By the middle and end of the week, the ridge of high pressure responsible for this heat will begin to weaken slightly.
This will allow slightly cooler temperatures for the second half of the week, although even then highs remain around 100 degrees. Rain chances remain out of the forecast through the end of the upcoming week.
The KVUE Storm Team will continue to monitor the forecast.
The extended forecast can be found below:
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