Very Hot Start to the Weekend, Eyes on Cold Front
No other way to say it - we'll be downright HOT the next couple days. We'll go past the triple digit mark both Friday and Saturday, nearing record highs (105 for both days) but likely missing that mark by a couple degrees. Mornings start near 80, so there will be little relief in the early mornings until this much advertised cold front rolls through the Brazos Valley late Saturday.
The rain chance will be modest at best. Scattered showers to an isolated thunderstorm will be possible by late afternoon Saturday, and as the cold front slowly works its way southward, drier, slightly cooler air will try to filter into our area. Sunday could start with a few showers as well, though don't expect much.
We'll still be hot as we head into next week, but overnights and mornings will be noticeably cooler and more comfortable, with more of a dry heat to work with in the afternoon. Cloud cover increases by the middle of next week, helping keep temps in the mid 90s. We'll bring back a chance for scattered showers as well, as early as Wednesday.
Friday: Mostly sunny morning, partly cloudy afternoon. High: 102. Heat index: 105°-109°. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 79. Wind: SSW 0-5 mph.
Saturday: Increasing clouds & a 20% chance of rain / thunderstorms by late afternoon. High: 103. Heat index: 105° - 110°. Wind: W 5-10 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and storms. Low: 77. Wind: S becoming NE 5-10 mph.
--Meteorologist Max Crawford