Thursday, August 1 Forecast Discussion

Welcome to August! Heat indices today have been hovering between 100 and 105, and there is no relief in sight with the heat as our highs will be the warmest they have been all year starting Friday and lasting into the end of next week.

What is bringing all the heat? High pressure has been parked to our west most of the summer, causing Oklahoma and Texas to swelter. It is finally getting displaced a bit and will head in our direction. With it comes all the heat. The limiting factor for us is that it will be so humid, but highs will still climb into the mid 90s.

The only relief comes Sunday through Tuesday when we could see some organized showers and storms from disturbances that cross just to our north. Temperatures during this stretch will return to the low 90s, and potentially even lower if we get some rain early in the day.

Make sure over the next week you take those heat safety precautions by drinking plenty of water, take frequent breaks in the shade, and try to be outside either early or late in the day.

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