Nope, not looking back at old report cards (but if we were, those kind of grades would have got me an extra $10 dollars on my weekly allowance!) Instead, these are the highs since the beginning of August. Pretty much defines your typical "copy and paste" forecast that we typically see this time of the year. Can you guess what our forecast high is for this afternoon? Tomorrow?
Overnight lows will fall down around 76° to 77° through the next seven days as afternoon highs rebound to just about 100°. (Pretty close to our normal temperature of 97°).
Where's the Variety?
High pressure has locked itself up over the Desert Southwest and will stay centered there through the weekend. Not right on top of us, that afternoon temperatures will move past 100° and squash rain chances completely, but close enough to keep the heat on and the weather pattern relatively quiet.
Slight Hope for Rain
By slight, we are talking slight, slim and small. We'll hold in a 20% chance of late afternoon showers / thunderstorms each afternoon with the onset of our peak daytime heating along with a random weak disturbance moving overhead, around the edge of that high pressure out west.
We can bring the rain chance up to 30% (for now) as a weak front looks to try and pass through the Brazos Valley on Friday. Will it cool us down? No. But it will move some drier air in which would make the upcoming weekend slightly less muggy -- something we'll have to monitor as we get closer to the end of the week.
A New Tropical Wave To Keep Tabs On
The National Hurricane Center is now started running model runs for Invest 92L which showed up off the coast of Africa Monday night / early Tuesday morning. As of Tuesday noon, there was only a 20% chance, over the next 48 hours, of this patch of disturbed weather to turn into a tropical system as it was moving into an area that is only marginally favorable for development.
Why watch it then? Take a look below -- each line represents a different computer model and where it believes this system will head. Right now a westward track, towards the Caribbean, is the general idea. If it can make it that far, things could be interesting down the line...but for now, we'll keep it in the back of our minds and go on with the day to day.