More 100s for highs, but there is at least a chance for spotty rain
Central Texas continues to sizzle with more triple digits in the forecast. That summertime ridge of high pressure, that’s been around for what seems like forever, is still in control and the heat is not expected to end anytime soon. We do see the area of high pressure shrink a little - and that does open the door for a slight rain chance to pop back into the forecast.
For the next few afternoons, there will be a minor chance the sea breeze could give us some possible spots of rain, but even then rain totals will remain very limited in coverage and light. The overall weather pattern should shift a little bit this weekend. A stalled frontal boundary, which has soaked the Central US, will very slowly shift southward. The stalled front will reach the Red River by Saturday but that’ll unfortunately be too far away to bring us any appreciable rain chances. Rain-free conditions should be around for the majority of next week too with highs continuing to reach triple-digits.
Summer Heat: In-Depth
Can you believe we are over half way to highest number of triple digit days ever recorded in a year? In 2011, we saw 90 days of triple digit heat. The count for 2022 (as of July 27th) is just over the half way mark now at 46 days of triple digit highs.
We tied for the 8th hottest April on record (average high of 82.9°), we’ve seen THE hottest May on record ( average high of 91.3°), tied for the 3rd hottest June on record (average high of 99.0°), and are on pace to set THE hottest July on record by a landslide (average high of 103.8° - which a whole degree hotter than the previous record in 2011).
- Hottest Temperature of 2022:
- Hottest Temperature ever for Central Texas: 114° (2018)
- # of Record-setting High Temperatures (so far) 2022:
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