Heat Advisory Extended until Thursday
"Feels Like" 105° - 110° Wednesday & Thursday
Summer decided to make an appearance in Central Texas this week – the heat and the humidity are here and getting worse by the day! Overnight temperatures only fall into the upper 70s as cloud cover increases. That is just because there is so much moisture in the air! It will be a warm and breezy night, with an isolated rain chance this evening as showers/storms are expected to develop along a dryline to our west. These storms may hold together long enough to move into our western counties, but most are going to miss out on the rain. Once the sun goes down, our rain chance goes down too.
Temperatures will climb into the lower 90s in Central Texas to around 100 degrees over the next few days. These hot temperatures combined with elevated humidity will result in heat index values between 102 and 110 degrees in the afternoon tomorrow and Thursday. A Heat Advisory is in effect Tuesday and Wednesday for most of the area Make sure to take frequent breaks from the heat, wear light colored, loose fitting clothes, and drink plenty of water to avoid heat exhaustion!
Be sure to practice heat safety if spending time outdoors through the middle portion of the week. The 4th of July weekend forecast looks hot with highs in the 90s to around 100. Although the humidity will remain high through late week, slightly drier air is expected on the weekend. There is a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms east of I-35 Saturday. Severe weather is not expected, but you may be dodging a shower/non-severe storm for Independence Day.
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