Today will be another repeat with hot temperatures and mostly dry conditions across the state. Temperatures this afternoon will top out in the upper 90s to lower 100s. Heat index values will be five to ten degrees above the actual air temperature. Locations east of Interstate 35 could see their heat index values exceed 105 degrees for a few hours during peak heating. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible in the tropical airmass across Southeast Texas beginning late this morning. Slightly higher coverage is expected on the Southeast Texas/Louisiana border. Isolated storms are also expected again this evening across the northwest Texas Panhandle and Far West Texas as the monsoonal flow continues. Our stagnant weather pattern with the high pressure aloft will continue into next week. A small light at the end of the tunnel may be starting to flicker. The remnants of Hurricane Earl will move into the eastern Pacific early next week. Those remnants will probably develop into a new tropical cyclone which will impact Baja California. The moisture from whatever develops out near Baja will move north/northeast and may bring increased moisture to parts of Texas late next week. At the same time a frontal boundary may in from the north. Those two ingredients may bring increased precipitation chances and perhaps cooler temperatures late next week. Time will tell but so far I wouldn’t bet on that hope for next week just yet.

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