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Awfully close to 100, then a rain chance slides back

Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 5:12 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2021 at 12:40 PM CDT
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High pressure is keeping us in the midst of the hottest stretch of weather we have seen so far this year! Per the NWS in Houston, we typically hit 100° 9 times or so in the month of August. With not even that many days in August left, we know we’ll go ahead and beat that statistic for the month, but we will get awfully close the next several afternoons while high pressure stays in control. In the mean time, mornings haven’t been too bad, in the mid to upper 70s. There won’t be a ton of relief each afternoon though, so prep for feels-like temps in the mid-100s through Wednesday.

Two things to watch after we see if we get to 100: A weak disturbance slides into the area from out east by Wednesday, giving us a shot at some afternoon showers and a couple storms, and breaking the high pressure bubble. The second feature is the potential of a defined tropical system reaching the Southern Gulf by mid-to-late weekend. As of what we currently know, high pressure returning to the state at the same time should move whatever this area of interest will or won’t be toward the Western Gulf of Mexico and inland between South Texas and Mexico. Overall concerns are low at this time, but there are many unknowns that will keep a watchful eye here through early next week.

Monday: Mainly sunny. High: 98. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 77. Wind: S 0-5 mph.

Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High: 99. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 78. Wind: S 0-5 mph.

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