The Weather

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Yesterday’s high 96° (7:30pm)    The morning low 71°        

Today: Sunny and up to 97°, with S-SE wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear skies and a low around 74° with S-SE wind 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 96° and a heat index to 99° as humidity increases in the area. The S-SE wind will be 5-10 mph.

Overnight, partly cloudy skies and a low of 74° with the SE wind about 5-10 mph.

The Long Range:  Sunday will bring at least a small weather change as some clouds arrive with the relief from  the stubborn high pressure system that has been keeping us hot and dry. NWS Meteorologists seem to be sure it will be moving away over the weekend and moisture will be sucked in from the coast. The low pressure ridge will bring rain chances from the Gulf of Mexico all the way north to the great lakes.

Rain chances for us will begin Sunday with 20% and increase to 30% Sunday night. That 30% chance, as of now, is forecast at least thru Thursday. Along with the rain chances it appears afternoon highs will drop. Sunday we call for 74° for the high, the Labor Day high it should hold at about 93°, Tuesday a high of 90°, Wednesday about the same.

Somewhere behind all this is fall weather. We note spotting the arrival of some passing-through Monarch Butterflies at the El Rancho Notso Grande.  They know it’s time to migrate south.

Remember, Lampasas is still under stage 1 water conservation rules. If you water a lawn, do it in the evening or early morning, before sunup if possible.