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Welcome to June: More triple digit heat indices expected this week

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity...
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 5:32 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Remember that saying ‘It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity?’ That will be the case for the rest of the week as heat index values soar into the triple digits.

After a soggy past few months that generally kept temperatures near or slightly below average, a drier outlook is in store through the rest of the week. As high pressure settles into the upper levels of the atmosphere, the sunshine works its way back into the forecast to round out the week and kick off the upcoming weekend.

This quieter pattern will help dry the Brazos Valley out over the next few days, but will also help afternoon air temperatures sit on a more typical note for the beginning of June. However, thanks to an ample amount of moisture in place across Southeast Texas, air temperatures in the low 90s will feel more like the upper 90s and triple digits in the shade by the afternoons.

Afternoon highs sit on a more typical June note this week with feels-like temperatures in the...
Afternoon highs sit on a more typical June note this week with feels-like temperatures in the upper 90s/triple digits.(KBTX)

With that being said, as we head into the summer months and gear up for the “dog days” of summer, it’s important to stay hydrated and take breaks from the sun if planning to be outdoors for an extended period of time. Here are a few heat-safety reminders to help keep you and your family safe in the Texas summer heat:

Afternoon highs sit on a more typical June note this week with feels-like temperatures in the...
Afternoon highs sit on a more typical June note this week with feels-like temperatures in the upper 90s/triple digits.(KBTX)

To go along with stifling afternoons, downright muggy mornings are in store for the rest of the week as well. Thermometers start off in the mid-to-upper 70s for the next several mornings, making it a stretch of humid morning commutes for the Brazos Valley.

A stretch of humid morning commutes is in store for the Brazos Valley this week.
A stretch of humid morning commutes is in store for the Brazos Valley this week.(KBTX)

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