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Rain Brings Relief From Record Heat

July 1, 2013

San Antonio went from record heat to rainfall over the weekend, but average summer days should return this week.

After hitting a record 108 degrees Saturday, the city awoke to thunderstorms and cooler temperatures Sunday morning. About .35 inch of rain fell in San Antonio, according to the National Weather Service, but by the afternoon, the skies had mostly cleared.

Starting Monday, expect average or even slightly below average temperatures, with highs in the low to mid-90s. Forecasts show no rain through at least the Fourth of July holiday, according to the NWS.

This week's weather, while still hot, provides some break for San Antonio after last week's blistering temperatures. Other Texas cities saw similar temperatures on Saturday -- 108 degrees in Austin, 107 in Houston and 110 in Laredo. The statewide high was in Dryden, which hit 111 degrees.

Sunday's rain ushered in a break from the heat in San Antonio. Sunday's high was 90 degrees, but that occurred at 12:45 a.m., according to the NWS. During daylight hours, the high was 89.

The rain caused a few problems. About 3,600 CPS Energy customers, mostly in the Leon Valley and Lackland AFB areas, were without power Sunday morning, according to the utility's website.

djoseph@express-news.net and jlloyd@express-news.net

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