Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon across South-Central and Southeast Texas. Severe thunderstorms are not expected but a few storms may produce 50 MPH winds as they collapse. I’m not worried about a tornado or large hail threat with storms today. The storms should be dieing out by sunset.
Temperatures will climb into the 100°F-105°F range today across Central, South-Central, Deep South, and Southeast Texas. Heat index values will range from 105°F to 110°F across the Rio Grande Valley, South, and Southeast Texas. Try to avoid outdoor work during the afternoon hours. Stay hydrated and stay in air conditioning – blah blah you know how to deal with the heat. This is August in Texas after all.
If you’re heading out for the Perseid Meteor Shower tonight we should see partly cloudy skies after midnight across nearly all of Texas. Clouds may be more a problem across Southeast Texas towards the coast. With temperatures falling into the mid to upper 60s across the Texas Panhandle and West Texas its a great night to head out of the city. Low to mid 70s can be expected across the PErmian Basin, Concho Valley, Big Country, Northwest Texas, and Northeast Texas. Mid to upper 70s will be the range from North Texas south along the urban corridor into South and Southeast Texas.
Be sure to share your meteor photos with us later tonight. Paige and I will be heading out to somewhere rural to hopefully get some astrophotography under our belts.