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Austin keeps it cool as temps flirt with records; Temps to cool into next week

 

The weather fit the bill this weekend as Austin students enjoyed their first days of summer after Austin High School graduation on Friday.

Austin residents had to find ways to cool off on Saturday when temperatures flirted with a record high of 96 set in 1973 coming in just two degrees under that at 94.

However, blustery 25 to 30 mph winds and 40 mph gust were enough to call off Saturday’s Young Eagles Flight, where youngsters can fly for free. However, organizers had planned to try again on Sunday.

Monday was again expected to flirt with the record high of 92 degrees, set in 1956.

Tuesday’s high of 92 is expected to be 5 degrees below the record 97 from 1987.

The weather service warns the prolonged heat and muggy conditions will lead to a heightened risk of heat-related illness.

The weather service also urged people to take precautions when spending time outside and to reschedule strenuous activities for the early morning or evenings.

Austin should cool off by Wednesday and through Friday, when highs are expected to dip to the low to mid-80s. However, storms are possible those days.