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Forecast: Near record heat Friday; isolated rain chances return this weekend

Here are the latest updates from the KVUE Storm Team.

AUSTIN, Texas — Friday will be sunny and hot. High temperatures will be near record highs. The current record is 98 set in 1925, and the current forecast calls for a high of 97. Heat index values will be back in the low triple digits. 

Rain chances return this weekend along with the above-average heat sticking around. The rain chance is only at 20% for Austin, and areas east of Interstate 35 will have the best chance of seeing those isolated showers. For the rest of us, it will be high humidity and temperatures in the mid-90s.

The autumnal equinox is Sept. 22, and it looks like Mother Nature wants to play nice and bring us our first fall front next Wednesday. Computer models are in agreement that a cold front will be pushing through the Rockies, arriving in North Texas on Tuesday and making its way through Central Texas early on Wednesday. 

It's still too early for specifics on the timing and intensity of this front, but for now, we do see the likelihood of wet weather returning, highs dropping to the upper-80s and lows dropping to the 60s. Keep in mind that this forecast is subject to change as it's still one week away.

Mostly sunny and hot. Heat index near 102.  East-northeast wind at 5-10 mph.
HIGH: 97°

Mostly sunny with a 20% chance of an isolated shower. North-northeast wind at 5-10 mph.
HIGH: 96° 


Credit: KVUE

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