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'Tis (almost) the season: Counting down to cooler temperatures

With record heat currently in the forecast, we thought we'd look ahead to cooler days.
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AUSTIN, Texas — We're currently in the midst of a record-breaking summer season, so why not ease our minds with thoughts of pumpkin spice season and sweater weather?

Yeah ... we know it's way too early to think about Thanksgiving, but how nice is it to ponder average afternoon high temperatures in the upper 60s? We're still over 120 days from Thanksgiving, so let's take a look at some earlier holidays that won't have us sweating as much as we did on the Fourth of July.

Are you a fan of leaves changing colors, hayrides and carnivals? The Fall Equinox is over 60 days away on Sept. 22 and will mark the official start of the new season. However, our average high temperature is still pretty warm compared to most places throughout the country, as temperatures typically peak around 90 degrees in the afternoon.

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Maybe you're already focusing on spooky season? It's a little over 100 days away, but it's tempting to think of since our usual high temperature that time of year is 77 degrees!

Average daily high temperatures take a tumble for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with normal afternoons around 69 degrees in late November and lower 60s for late December.

Any kind of heat relief, no matter how small, is gladly welcome in Central Texas at this point. We've already experienced the hottest May and June on record at the Camp Mabry climate site, and July is poised to be the hottest on record as well! Unfortunately, above-average heat is expected to continue into the month of August.

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