From Sean Bellafiore:
Today's forecast calls for one more day of rain chances before showers and thunderstorms to drop out of the forecast and the heat cranks up. Will start out the day with mostly clear to partly cloudy skies. Morning temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s should be able to warm into the mid to upper 80s later today. Much like yesterday, a few pop-up showers and thunderstorms will be possible, mainly near and west of I-35, but today's rain chances are a little bit lower near 30%. Much like yesterday, any storms that form could produce some locally heavy rain and some lightning, but severe weather is not in the forecast. The upper level low responsible for today's scattered showers and thunderstorms will be moving away tonight and that will leave us mostly dry on Wednesday. Expect mostly sunny skies which will warm our temperatures into the low 90s.
He is the big story for the remainder of the work week. After a temperatures warm back into the low 90s on Wednesday, temperatures will warm into the mid to near upper 90s Thursday through the upcoming weekend. Skies remain mostly clear all the way through Sunday too. As far as rain chances go, the only real chance for rain will be a 10% chance of a pop-up shower on Wednesday and a 20% chance of a few isolated showers east of I-35 on Sunday. Mid 90s Thursday and Friday warm into the mid to upper 90s at Saturday and Sunday. Next week's forecast still entirely depends on where tropical depression three goes. Tropical Depression 3 is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Cristobal later today and meander in the Bay of Campeche for a few days. On Friday or Saturday, Cristobal is expected to lift northward into the Gulf of Mexico and may approach the western or central Gulf of Mexico early next week as a strong tropical storm or a weak hurricane. There’s a large amount of uncertainty in where Cristobal may go and anywhere from Texas to Florida may be a potential landfall location. If Cristobal approaches Texas, we’re expecting rain on Monday and maybe Tuesday. If Cristobal stays away, expect dry and very hot conditions. In fact, if Cristobal doesn’t impact Central Texas, we’ll be flirting with 100° for much of next week.