Live Update 830pm:
Slightly below normal temperatures for the next few nights. Triple digit heat possible by the weekend. Week ahead looks totally dry.
Tuesday was a sunny and hot day but not as hot as the triple digit heat that much of the area experienced Monday. We also experienced a break in the humidity. Look for the relatively dry air to remain in place for a few days. This will allow for overnight temperatures to fall to slightly below normal levels for the next few nights. Look for lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Daytime temperatures will stay slightly above normal for the next few days with highs in the low to mid 90s.
Upper level high pressure will settle over the Arklatex by the end of the work week. This will keep our forecast dry and will allow for the extreme heat to return. Daytime highs will likely return to near 100 degrees by the weekend. They may ease back to the upper 90s by the beginning of next week. Overnight lows will gradually warm to the mid 70s.
Models are not showing much change in the weather pattern for the rest of August. We might have to wait until the beginning of September to see the ridge retreat enough to the west to allow more seasonable temperatures to return. We are now nearing the peak of hurricane season and so far, so good. However, one long range model is now hinting of some development in the central Atlantic by the beginning of September.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 94/72.