Heat Advisory for Some while Triple Digit Heat for All
We have a Heat Advisory in place for Milam, Robertson, and Leon Counties through Saturday evening. High temperatures on the thermometer in the upper 90s to 100 degrees but heat index feeling between 103-108°. Even if you aren't under a heat advisory, still be careful out there as its still near the triple digits. We're entering a very hot stretch in the Brazos Valley. Afternoon highs look to be at or near the triple digit mark each afternoon through at least the middle of next week, with heat index likely approaching 108° in the afternoon for at least a couple days in that stretch, particularly Friday and Saturday.
Relief/rain? We have a small shot at a shower or storm once or twice in the extended forecast, and that small chance of rain could also bring us some cloud cover by the weekend that could give us a bit of shade. Both Saturday and Sunday bring heat and a chance at isolated storms in the afternoon. While you'll want to prepare for the heat, bringing a little rain gear won't be a terrible idea either. We're not looking for coverage like this past weekend, but we won't rule out at least a shower or two on the radar each afternoon.
Heat continues into next week, but at least for now, doesn't appear to be any worse than what we'll experience to finish this week. Stay tuned and stay cool!
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: 100. Heat index: 104° - 107° Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 78. Wind: SSE 0-5 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High: 99. Heat index: 105° - 110°. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 78. Wind: SSE 0-5 mph.
--Meteorologist Carly Cassady