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Date : June 25, 2024

Warmer than October should be, but hints of change next week

Warmer than October should be, but hints of change next week

AUSTIN (KXAN) — This week’s weather has been very pleasant… but if we had to be nitpicky, we should be a little cooler this time of year.

Afternoon highs will return to the low 90s, running 3-5° warmer than normal for the first week of October. Mostly sunny and dry skies will stretch areawide with light winds out of the east.

Thursday will look and feel about the same (mostly sunny + low 90s) with a bit more cloud cover to follow Friday.

Those heading to Austin City Limits Music Festival weekend one will enjoy wonderful weather with warm afternoons, comfortable evenings and low humidity. A weak cool front on Saturday will bring a slight decrease in temps and humidity by Sunday.

ACL weekend one forecast

The annual Red River Showdown is this Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Cotton Bowl. The weather will be pleasant for the Longhorns vs. Oklahoma.

Forecast for Dallas, TX – homesite of the Cotton Bowl & this week’s TX v OU game

Following an unusually dry start to October, some computer models along with forecasts from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center suggest a switch to wetter weather during the middle of the month.

8-14 day rain outlooks showing wetter weather possible
8-14 day rainfall outlooks from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center

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Summer Heat

Meteorological summer ended on Aug. 31, as Camp Mabry recorded its second-hottest summer in recorded history. Austin-Bergstrom recorded its 7th-hottest summer on record.

Preliminary data indicates the entire state of Texas recorded its second-hottest summer on record this year.

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