Wipe that brow, Austin: Re­lief from triple-digit heat is here

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - By Marty Toohey mtoohey@states­man.com

Keep in mind be­fore read­ing on: Cooler is a rel­a­tive term.

That said, Cen­tral Tex­ans pin­ing for dou­ble-digit tem­per­a­tures are in for an ever-so-mod­est re­prieve. Na­tional Weather Ser­vice fore­casts call for a balmy 92-de­gree high Wed­nes­day in Austin, with scat­tered show­ers across the re­gion. Tem­per­a­tures the rest of the week should be in the mid- to up­per 90s dur­ing the day and drop into the 70s (re­mem­ber what that feels like?) at night, ac­cord­ing to the weather ser­vice.

This re­prieve fol­lows a week­end in which tem­per­a­tures in Austin reached 107 on Satur­day and 106 on Sun­day. Those were the hottest days since 2013, Lower Colorado River Au­thor­ity me­te­o­rol­o­gist Bob Rose said. Mon­day’s mere 99-de­gree high broke a streak of 13 con­sec­u­tive days of triple-digit tem­per­a­tures.

“If you’re like me, you’re glad July is be­hind

RI­CARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN

Rick Tur­ley cools off as he floats down a fast-mov­ing por­tion of the San Mar­cos River at Rio Vista Park on Tues­day. Austin’s fore­cast calls for a high of 92 de­grees Wed­nes­day with scat­tered show­ers across the re­gion.

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