It couldn't have been a more perfect day to view the partial solar eclipse in Central Texas. We saw some scattered clouds with near normal temperatures. Austin-Mabry was the warmest with a high of 98 degrees and our normal late August high is 97 degrees. Thankfully, we didn't see any triple digits in Central Texas.
Overnight, a few clouds will develop in the morning along and east of I-35. Temperatures will be slightly cooler than the last several mornings with lows in the low to mid 70s.
An area of Low pressure is moving west through the Gulf of Mexico. It's expected to push along the coast by Wednesday and will combine with an oncoming cold front to produce rain/thunderstorms across Central Texas. The rain will be light to moderate with rain totals through Wednesday night between 0.25" - 0.75".
Rain and thunderstorms are forecast to continue into the weekend based on what happens to a system currently in the Caribbean. Former Tropical Storm Harvey is a remnant low just southeast of the Yucatan. It's moving to the NW. Forecast models have it strengthening over the Bay of Campeche on Wednesday/Thursday and then moving towards south Texas Friday and into the Hill Country and Central Texas by this weekend. NOAA's 7 Day Rain Outlook shows some 1 to 3" totals across the southern half of Texas. Our in-house rain forecast model has up to 6" of rain!
Here's the latest satellite loop of the Gulf. In the far NW
Caribbean the red swirl is the large rain area associated with the
remnant low (former T.S. Harvey). Rain has already spread over the
Should these rains pan out as forecast it would mean temperatures in the low to mid 90s Thursday through the weekend. Check out all the details on your 7 Day Forecast.
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