Updated: 06/18/2013 04:41 PM
AM Rain Dies, More May Develop This Afternoon
A weak front stalls out in our region today with the best rain chance of the week at 30% -- keep an eye on the interactive radar. For some, this might be the heaviest rain we've seen so far this June...
Morning rain totals:
2.86" Buchanan Dam
2.00" Round Rock
1.31" Lake LBJ @ 1431
1.30" Lago Vista
0.78" Cedar Park
Thanks to the presence of extra moisture at the ground and clouds in the sky, temps may not be able to get much hotter than low 90s...especially in areas where rain falls. Still, though, the urban heat island of metro Austin could see a peak range of 95-97 in town. Expect mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies.Even with the front around and light north winds, it'll still be steamy today. Temps right now:
Futurecast shows the front stalling out somewhere in the area, likely closer to I-10 by late afternoon. Along its path, the heat of the day could help spark off new storms. Even after sunset there might be a few showers along the front (lower 20% chance) before it starts to retreat back to the north tomorrow (only a 10-20% rain chance.) Then it appears high pressure will strengthen aloft for the end of the week, and we are looking for a few hundreds to pop up during the weekend time frame with no mention of rainfall in the forecast. Right now, the YNN 8 Day Forecast highlights daytime highs up to 98-99 Saturday to Sunday. It's going to be close to the century mark! Check back for updates.
Tropical Depression #2 continues on a slow WNW track into SE Mexico with flooding being the main threat. In the short term, there could be isolated rain totals as high as 10". This storm will eventually head for Central Mexico, with likely flooding there too. It will have no impact on our weather.
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Enjoy your Tuesday.Meteorologist Adam Krueger