Wrapping up the month of July. How was it for you -- good? If not, hey...August is just around the corner.
Looking back on the month, we hit a stretch of triple digits at the beginning of the month...and here we are putting the finishing touches on it in the same fashion.
Rainfall wise, we didn't do too bad -- but we also fell short from the normal. Good thing was with two weeks of on and off again rain chances and mostly cloudy skies, we were able to keep afternoon highs right about the "normal hot" for this time of the year.
Here's a look at the month, by the numbers. Assuming we hit 100°+ as called for this afternoon, we'll be able to bump that number to 7 before closing the book:
Reaching the Peak of the Heat
High pressure is centered over New Mexico / West Texas today. That high pressure is still hitting the gym and expected to strengthen through Thursday.
That said, Thursday is anticipated to be the hottest day of the next seven. We'll call for highs to range from 99° to 103° in the Brazos Valley. Factor in our muggy, summer air and we'll find a "feels like" heat index as high as 107° in a few pockets of the area.
Moral victory? While high pressure will still be in control, we'll be able to back the heat down to just the 100° mark for the weekend, alongside a breezy south wind to stir up the muggy air in place. It's the little things, right?
A Chance for Rain?
Don't get your hopes up, Sports Fans. It doesn't look like there's going to be a very good chance.
A weak front -- more of like just a quiet boundary -- is hanging around the Red River this morning and should be in North / Central Texas by the afternoon hours.
That boundary, as displayed by the PinPoint Computer Forecast Model, is scheduled to try and make into the Northern Brazos Valley Thursday afternoon. That's where the computers try to paint a chance for showers and possibly an isolated thunderstorm into the forecast. With the idea that strong high pressure is in place, we'll keep the rain chance at nil for tomorrow.
That said, should a shower or thunderstorm briefly defy the odds and pop up, don't be 100% surprised. There's always a chance.... Below is the outlook from the PinPoint Model as of Wednesday Morning:
Stay cool out there, Friends. August typically brings more triple digit days than it does ones of the double digit variety. Here's hoping for a good soaker to come our way to not only bring much needed rain but a bit of a cool down as well.
Until next time...
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