After a few healthy downpours Wednesday afternoon, more finger crossing for Thursday rain opportunities as well. Just like Wednesday, downpours are possible but they will be very isolated. Areas that don’t see any rain will spike again into the mid to upper 90s.
Texas Burn Bans:
75% of Texas are under burn bans. And more Texas counties have issued burn bans as we continue to see very hot and dry conditions across the state. Aside from Chambers County, all of Southeast Texas will likely stay under burn bans until we get measureable rainfall totalling several inches.
“July Fry” is back as high pressure takes over and moves temps back to 100 by the weekend. We may see Heat Advisories expand across our area as “feels like” temperatures will climb into the 102-108 range. We don’t see a break in the heat until late next week when we could up our rain chances just a tad.
Tracking The Topics:
Hurricane Bonnie is in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Bonnie is only one of two storms that crossed basins, going from the Atlantic/Gulf to the Pacific and kept its name. Usually storms get a name change when they cross basins. But a new policy by the hurricane center lets the storm keep its name if it keeps its tropical storm strength, which Bonnie did. Otto in 2016 was the other storm that kept its name. Otherwise, the rest of the tropics are quiet for the next 5 days. Make sure you’re prepared for the rest of our hurricane season by getting our Hurricane Tracker App.