Triple Digits / Near Record Heat
Running head first into the hottest weather we have had yet this year over the next few days. High pressure has been in control, but slides further east really putting a foot down on Texas and the Brazos Valley. First triple digit temperatures of the year are expected to arrive for many Thursday and linger through the start of the upcoming week.
Morning temperatures remain near / at seasonable levels as we start each day but sunshine and a southwest wind will shove afternoon highs to the 100° - 103° range Thursday through Monday. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday all could come within 1° to 3° of record highs for this time in July. There may be a chance that this high backs off enough early next week to bring afternoon temperatures back to the double digits (upper 90s) and allow a very small shot for one or two areas of rain to develop by Tuesday & Wednesday of the upcoming week (but don't get your hopes up...)
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 76. Wind: S 0-5 mph.
Thursday: Sunny. High: 101. Heat index: 105° - 108° Wind: SW 5-10, gusts upwards of 15 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 76. Wind: S 0-5 mph.
Friday: Sunny. High: 102. Heat index: 105° - 108°. Wind: SSW 5-15 mph.
-- Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley