Epic Texas Heat Wave End May Now Be In Sight
Back in 2011, much of Texas set their previous record for consecutive 100 degree days at somewhere around one month straight, and that record has been falling all around the Killeen and Temple area. Austin's record was almost exactly 4 weeks (27 days to be official), and checked in at 27 days before 2023 said, "Hold all the drinks," and has now surpassed 5 full weeks and counting.
For many, today will be the first day in a couple weeks where the high may actually pull up at 99 or a little less, but those number of days since the start of summer are still in the handful for most. There is a very real chance that the overnight low just before sunrise tomorrow may actually fall just below 70, and to put that into context, your thermostat is probably set higher than 69 or 70.
So, if a cool off is coming, exactly how low should we expect the temperature to get?
Well, maybe we should not get ahead of ourselves with just how much of a cooldown. However, the Farmer's Almanac is saying there's a good chance for snow this winter, but what we really need is rain right now.
You will not find me making such predictions, but I am happy to share with you what's been printed by the experts, and they are saying to expect a real possibility of hovering near 100 through Labor Day weekend. The good news is immediately following the first weekend in September, seasonal averages are forecasting to return, and for that I think we can all be a bit thankful.