Day after day
Every day so far in July has found a high temperature over 90°.
Today and tonight: Thursday will bring another morning of clear skies followed by partial afternoon sun. Temperatures will reach 90 during the 11 o’clock hour and top out in the mid 90s by early afternoon. The marine breezes may kick out a spotty shower in coastal areas, but most locations inland are expected to be dry. Overnight will be mostly clear with lows struggling to fall out of the 80s.
Looking ahead: Heading into the weekend, Friday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 90s and only 20% rain coverage in the afternoon—mainly near the coast. Everything gets a bump on Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures will surge into the upper 90s with a few locations perhaps registering triple digits. Low temperatures will remain warm, in the upper 70s, with some spots staying in the 80s. Shower chances will also get a slight nudge. The added heat with marine breezes will offer a 30% shot at a cooling shower each afternoon through Monday.
Forecast Discussion: The upper level ridge over Texas will begin to crawl eastward into the weekend. A little additional subsidence will mean that temperatures can climb a few degrees higher—into the upper 90s. We can expect to see the National Weather Service proceed with more heat advisories as a result because the heat index, or feels-like temperatures, will be well into the low 100s this weekend. Meanwhile rain chances will continue to be thwarted. In all likelihood, if showers develop, they will be triggered by the high surface instability alone and the coastal breeze boundaries. This pattern is expected to remain in place through Monday and likely beyond.
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