The heat was in full force today as we maintained highs near 95 degrees, as a ridge over Northeast Texas continued to strengthen. Heat Index values here at home and across the Southeast were sitting in the lower 100s, making it feel quite miserable out there. While it has been a yucky weekend in the form of temperatures, some much needed relief is heading our way.
Tonight, much like last night temperatures will hold steady in the lower 70s ahead of an approaching cold front. The cold front will help weaken the ridge over as the cold front dives deeper into the south, bringing with it cooler weather and some rain showers. The front will clear the viewing area by about noon, so showers and a few rumbles of thunder will be heard over night. Behind the front is where the relief lies.
All this week we will stay virtually rain free once the front clears the area, with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows in the 60s. Wednesday morning we could even set a record low that dates by to 1897 (60 degrees). Dewpoints will also take a plummet making it feel even more comfortable outside. Lately, we have been sitting in the 70s for dewpoints and once the cold front clears, we could see some 50s for the dewpoints.
Rain begins to enter our forecast by the weekend as we begin to warm back up allowing for some more afternoon showers and storms to develop.