Hottest Stretch of the Year (So far)
We're going a bit hotter than typical summer heat! As high pressure sets in and digs its feet in for the next several days, we're counting down to see which day we reach the triple digit mark first. Another thing that high pressure does - squelch any real shot at afternoon showers and storms that we had last week. In other words, gear up for a lot of heat and little relief over the next several days. The good news: as we settle to around 100 each afternoon, heat index is only slated to beat that mark by a couple degrees, thanks to a drier heat each afternoon.
By now you've likely heard of the Saharan dust that is adding some haze and maybe some sniffles to the Brazos Valley. The milky skies should be at their haziest to start the week before a bluer tint filters back in near midweek. If you can, limit your time in the outdoors in the mid afternoon this week and check on the neighbors and furry friends!
Monday: Plenty of sunshine peeking through the haze. Hot and breezy. High: 98. Wind: SSW 5-15 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 74. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Hazy. High: 100. Wind: SW 5-10.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 75. Wind: SSW 0-5 mph.
-- Meteorologist Max Crawford