Forecast: Hot and extremely dry conditions bring wildfire threat

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Jason Mikell, Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez

11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019

6:29 PM CDT August 19, 2020

Our chance of breaking this triple-digit streak has come to an end, for now at least. Tuesday we topped out at a whopping 104 degrees, which is 7 degrees above average for this time of the year and officially brings us to 17 days in a row of 100+ degree temperature days. Thirty-seven 100+ degree days in total have been recorded this year in Camp Mabry. Even though we stay hot and above average through the weekend, a north wind will keep lower humidity in place for much of the week. This means cooler and comfortable mornings, but sunny and hot afternoons with highs in the low triple digits. A spotty shower is possible Saturday across the Hill Country, but it’s not looking very promising at this time.

We’ll have to keep a close eye on the tropics as there are currently two disturbances that are likely to develop within the next five days. Global computer models do show the possibility of these systems moving into the Gulf of Mexico early next week. It’s still too far out to tell the exact path these systems will take at this time, but something we will be keeping a close eye on in the coming days.  

Weather Outlook: 

Mostly clear. Northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph.
LOW: 74° 

Mostly sunny and hot. Northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph.
HIGH: 102°

Mostly sunny skies and hot. Northeast wind at 5 to 10 mph.
HIGH: 103°


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