What you need to know about the forecast for the holiday weekend

By Khambrel Marshall - Meteorologist, 'Newsmakers' Host

HOUSTON - The words you'll be hearing for the next few days are hot and hydrate.

Hot, hot and more hot is in the forecast for the next 5 days, starting with this weekend’s mid-90s, with a heat index in the 100-109 degree range.

There is no rain expected within the next four days, with the temperatures likely to stay in the mid to upper 90s as a hot and strong area of high pressure remains planted on top of SE Texas.

That high remains over us until late next week, when we should see showers associated with a front that will slide from the northeast toward the Houston Metro area by Thursday and Friday.

Rain chances are back in the forecast toward the end of the week as we are also watching for the potential of tropical development in the Gulf to the east of Texas. The National Hurricane Center has a 20% chance of development however, most models keep anything that may come from this system well east of Houston by next weekend. 

Models are not in agreement about when and what may or may not form, so we'll keep watching and let you know what we should expect for next weekend. 

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