Outside of a few isolated thunderstorm chances across the panhandle and far west Texas…much like we’re seeing this evening…conditions are expected to remain hot and dry across most of the state the remainder of this week and into next week. A ridge of high pressure will continue to wobble back and forth across the state shunting most of the precip chances around us. A pattern pretty typical for July in Texas. The heat index will be the big news this weekend with indices upwards of 106 degrees. Parts of north Texas will be flirting with Heat Advisory criteria this weekend, and we’ll certainly update you if an advisory is issued.
Highs tomorrow ranging from the low to mid-90s for most with a few 100 degree readings popping up across west central Texas and the Rio Grande plains. Heat index readings will likely top 106 for the Houston area, 105 across parts of east Texas, 102 around the Austin area, and 100s for parts of northern, central and west central Texas. Rain chances will be slim with only isolated chances for parts of the panhandle and far west Texas. Stay hydrated, try to avoid outdoor activity during the heat of the day, and make sure your pets have plenty of water and some shade as well!