Thermometer slated to top 95° this weekend
Hottest temperature that 2021 has served up (so far): 94° Wednesday afternoon. That is a number Bryan-College Station could tag again Friday before trying to best it this weekend. High pressure remains in full control for a few more days, keeping rain out of the forecast and pushing afternoon highs a handful of degrees above average for early-to-mid June. Saturday and Sunday have a chance to reach 95° or 96° -- regardless, feels-like conditions run between 100° and 105° when you factor in the humidity.
As the first big area of high pressure for the season moves west and centers over the Desert Southwest, afternoon highs remain seasonably hot in the low 90s. Daily chance for an isolated, afternoon downpour or two is back in the forecast by Sunday and carries over to each day next week. Day-to-day, these cooling showers and non-severe rumbles will not reach most of us, but should likely tag a few of us before sunset. By late week and next weekend, attention will turn to the Gulf of Mexico -- while there are still many questions and unknowns, there is a moderate potential for some sort of tropical activity to take shape between June 18th & 22nd. Regardless, there should be added tropical moisture flung toward Texas that will bump up afternoon rain chances by Father’s Day weekend.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 75. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny by afternoon. High: 94. Heat index: 100 - 105. Wind: S 5-15 mph, gusting 20 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 74. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: 96. Heat index: 100-106. Wind: SSW 5-10 mph.
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