A blazing Saturday saw Bush Intercontinential Airport tie a record high of 101 set back in 1994. Hobby airport sat just below that at 98 degrees and even Galveston was in the game at 93.
A heat advisory has once again been issued until at least 7pm Sunday because of the expected high temperatures and the high humidity which will take the “feels like” temperatures into the 108-111 degree range. Frequent water breaks, air conditioning when possible and light clothing are musts for this weekend.
While we wait for a front to slide south into our region Monday, the vast area of mid-level high pressure continues to act as a cap on pressure cooker, sending temps into the triple digits for much of Texas and the desert southwest. Monday’s front will help cool things down and bring much needed rain for the start of next week. However, it will take a few days for the “cooler” air to make a difference. The humidity will be noticeably less, however, highs will stay warm until later in the week.
After our hottest weekend of the year, temperatures will head toward seasonal norms after Monday’s front pushes into the region. The morning temperatures which have for several days registering record high minimums will also cool toward the normal mid 70s along with drier conditions as well. In the meantime stay safe and hydrated this weekend!