Tonight expect partly cloudy skies with lows in the upper 70s. Winds will be from the south around 5mph.
With high pressure in control, temperatures range from 100 to 104 degrees through Sunday. We’ll challenge record highs Saturday. Heat warnings may be issued if the heat index gets to 108 degrees. Saturday will be another hot one with a high of 102 degrees! There is a 10% chance to pick up a stray shower or thunderstorm but most of us will be dry with uncomfortable heat.
Burn bans in effect:
Brazoria County is the latest area to issue an outdoor burn ban. These are issued based on the daily water balance of soil moisture. The scale goes from 0 to 800. Zero represents no moisture depletion, and an index of 800 represents absolutely dry conditions. Most of the counties in SE Texas range from 600 to 700.
Big change in the weather pattern next week:
There is hope from this unrelenting heat and mostly dry weather. A cold front moves into the state Monday. It may stall near SE Texas. If it does we’ll get widespread rain every day next week with temperatures falling to the lower-90s and possibly 80s to start the week.
A cold front will completely change our weather pattern for the early part of next week. We’ll start the month of July with seasonable summer temperatures, no triple digits for now.
Tracking the Tropics:
The tropics are starting to come alive. There is a 60% chance for tropical development the next five days in the Atlantic. The long range models have this moving almost directly east to west headed toward Central America. Make sure you’re prepared for the rest of the season by getting our Hurricane Tracker App.