Scorching hot weekend

Excessive Heat Warning through Sunday evening
Published: Jul. 8, 2022 at 4:58 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2022 at 10:09 PM CDT
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We know it’s been hot around here lately and, unfortunately, it’s getting even hotter this weekend. Don’t overdo it this weekend with outside activities - this is dangerous heat and some of the hottest temperatures we’ve seen since Aug 2020.

An excessive heat warning is now in effect since highs will be nearing 105° with “feels like” temperatures nearing 111°! Saturday should be the hottest day this weekend. Morning temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s should near 100° by midday with highs ranging from 103° to 107°. Heat index values should be between 105° and 111° Saturday and Sunday too. Although there really is no beating the heat this weekend, there is a chance for some scattered showers and storms Saturday afternoon. The scattered natured of the weekend rain means your city or town could see rain while the next town over doesn’t. Spotty rainfall totals should stay below a quarter-inch.

We’re still expecting to hang on to a lot of heat early next week, but we’re also expecting a frontal boundary to arrive mid-week, drop our temperatures a bit, and potentially kick up more rain chances. Monday’s high of 105° drops to 103° Tuesday and then drops to near 100° through next weekend as the front moves in and keeps the atmosphere unsettled. A stray shower or two is possible Tuesday but the best rain chances won’t arrive until Wednesday. We’ll tail the rain chances off after Thursday dropping them to 10% Friday and Saturday. Despite a few days of rain chances through the start of next weekend, there will be many spots that don’t see a lick of rain at all. The drought continues to worsen in Central Texas and we’re expecting Lake Waco’s level to drop enough to put us into the top 5 for lowest level all time.

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