Triple-digit days coming to a close soon? Maybe!

Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 4:26 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 5:22 AM CDT
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Triple-digit days just keep on coming! We’re on a 32 day triple-digit day streak and are now only 12 days away from tying the all-time longest 100° day streak from back in 2011. I’m here to tell you that if the streak doesn’t end this weekend, it’s looking more likely to come to a close next week! High pressure is back in control today and tomorrow and it’ll feel exactly like it has all summer long. Morning temperatures in the upper 70s will warm to between 100° and 105°. Humidity is going to stay low today and tomorrow and winds coming out of the south may gust to near 25 MPH at times. Be aware that the gusty winds, hot temperatures, and the low humidity will create a very high wildland fire danger. Anything that could case a spark probably will!

Changes to our weather arrive Friday as high pressure shifts a bit farther north. Since we’re on the south side of the high, winds aloft out of the east will pull moisture from Louisiana toward Central Texas. Since humid air heat and cools slower than dry air, we’re expecting highs to drop! It’s still going to be hot Friday with highs near 100° AND a heat index that’ll near 106°, but it’s an improvement. We’re expecting partly cloudy skies Friday to also help keep temperatures a touch cooler. As far as rain goes, well, there’s a chance! A stray shower east of I-35 is possible late Thursday but rain chances will jump to 20% Friday as the sea breeze creeps close to our area. Rain chances should back off a little bit Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, but the humid air should remain in place so temperatures likely stay close to 100° while late-day rain chances remain possible east of I-35.

Forecast model data is suggesting a cold front that’ll move through the Eastern U.S. for the middle of next week will potentially sneak under the ridge of high pressure in the Plains and the tail end of the front could stir up the atmosphere and bring us multiple days of rain chances. We are talking about weather a week away from now during the summer so the forecast is by no means set in stone, but confidence is growing that the energy from that front will meander across Texas late next week and keep temperatures cooler. As of now, it doesn’t look like the rain late next week will produce widespread and appreciable rainfall, but only time will tell...

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