AUSTIN, Texas — Sunday was officially the hottest day so far of 2021 for the Austin area. Camp Mabry hit a high 99 degrees, falling 3 degrees short of the daily record high.
We don't have much heat relief on the way for the upcoming week, as highs stay in the 90s with only small rain chances. With similar conditions in place for Monday, it's possible we could warm up to 100 degrees for the first time this year.
The best chance of getting a passing shower or storm will come Monday and Tuesday during the heat of the day, but even then, we're only talking about a 20% chance of rain. If you're not one of the lucky few that get some raindrops, plan on more mid- to upper 90s with triple-digit heat index values.
Highs may drop a touch by the end of the week and next weekend, but even then, we're looking at low to mid-90s.
In the southwestern Gulf, there is now a 60% chance of a tropical depression or storm forming in the next five days. We still don't need to be too worried about this here in Central Texas. Most models show that if this system develops, it would likely track to our east next weekend. However, we'll still keep a close eye on it in case anything changes.
Mostly sunny and hot with a 20% chance of an isolated shower or storm. East-northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph. Heat Index values around 106 degrees.
Warm. Low clouds develop late. East wind at 5 mph.
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