Hot and mostly clear skies will be the story once again today. In the weather forecast that continues in a recurring loop we will see the same forecast continue for another 6 days or so. By late next week a breakdown of the upper level ridge should allow for a cool front and perhaps rain chances by next Thursday-Friday. Temperatures will climb into the upper 90s to lower 100s today. Laredo will top out at 104 degrees, Houston at 96, Tyler and Wichita Falls at 99, and Amarillo at a toasty 97 degrees. Heat index values will be 2 to 8 degrees hotter than the air temperature. Dangerous heat index temperatures of 102 to 108 degrees are expected during peak-heating in the shade this afternoon along and east of Interstate 35. A rouge shower will be possible in the Alpine and Davis mountains – otherwise rain is not expected today. Temperatures will cool into the mid to upper 70s tonight. Parts of the D/FW Metroplex and Houston may not get below 80-81 degrees tonight with heat index values staying close to 90 degrees.
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A weather weenie since early childhood, David began storm chasing in his junior year of high school in 2008. He’s been hooked ever since! His vision helped Texas Storm Chasers become the social media powerhouse and information hub TSC followers have come to expect during high-impact events. While he moved to Oklahoma in 2013 with his better half [Paige] he remains passionate about Texas weather and continues storm chasing to this day across the United States.