Confidence is growing that we’ll see a long string of record heat...

Published: May. 10, 2022 at 3:59 PM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 6:13 AM CDT
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Tuesday’s morning temperature of 78° and afternoon high of 94° tied both the record for warmest morning low and warmest afternoon high respectively. It is unfortunately a sign of things to come as we’re forecasting high temperatures within a degree of the record high today and Friday with above-record forecast highs from Saturday through next Friday. We’ll take some solace in the slightly lower humidity that’ll be hanging around for the next few days. The lower humidity should allow for morning temperatures to dip into the upper 60s and low 70s through Sunday morning and it’ll keep the heat index close to actual temperatures. Highs today, tomorrow, and Friday should warm into the low-to-mid 90s. Today’s forecast high of 94° is one degree shy of the record high and Friday’s forecast high of 95° is one degree off of Friday’s record.

After Friday, however, the heat cranks up. High temperatures are expected to exceed the record temperature from Saturday through at least Thursday with a potential record-tying high temperature next Friday. Morning temperatures are expected to start in the upper 60s and low 70s each and every day. We should see far less in the way of morning cloud coverage which will aid in the increased afternoon highs. Saturday’s high near 97° will boost to 99° Sunday. Triple-digit highs are on the board Monday and Tuesday too. High temperatures are expected to stay near 99° next Wednesday and Thursday with a drop into the mid-90s next Friday. Next week’s temperature drop can be attributed to the potential for an approaching storm system to bring us clouds and humidity. As far as rain from that storm system goes, it’s unfortunately unclear. We have only a 10% chance of rain west of Highway 281 Friday afternoon and evening with a 20% chance next Friday.

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