Running Hot Through the Weekend
Excessive Heat Warning is now in place for Milam, Robertson, and Leon Counties through 7pm Sunday. A Heat Advisory is in place for Lee County until (at least) 8pm Friday. The rest of the Brazos Valley should just go ahead and pretend like you are under the same....
High pressure was centered over New Mexico Thursday afternoon, expected to migrate a bit further east and continue to expand through the end of the week / weekend. Afternoon highs are anticipated to top off between 102° and 104° Friday through Monday -- bringing the hottest days of 2018 that we have had up to this point. Each of those afternoons, forecast highs are expected to come 1° to 3° from record heat -- with the possibility to tie a 104 year old record by Sunday. A heat advisory may be extended to the rest of the Brazos Valley ahead of the weekend, but drier air in the mid-level of the atmosphere working down to the surface may leave heat index values (expected at or above 104° each day) just below what is considered to be the official criteria.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 76. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Friday: Sunny. High: 102. Heat index: 105° - 108°. Wind: SSW 5-15 mph, gusts upwards of 20 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 76. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: 103. Heat index: 105° - 108° Wind: SSW 5-15, gusts upwards of 20 mph.
-- Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley