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Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast again today for the coast and adjacent locations inland. Isolated activity may make it as far west as Interstate 35 from Laredo north to Austin and into East Texas. Severe weather is not on the table today but all thunderstorms produce deadly cloud to ground lightning. Our summer storms also can produce very heavy, albit localized rains. If you end up near activity today hopefully you’ll enjoy rain-cooled outflow with temperatures dropping into the 80s.

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A couple storms will remain possible tonight across Southeast Texas, the coastline, and offshore.

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Temperatures will be a tad warmer today with highs in the low to upper 90s across Texas. The relative coolest folks will be right along the coast and in far West Texas. The warmest will be Deep South Texas and Northwest Texas.

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Low temperatures tonight will range from 58 degrees in Alpine up to 79 degrees in the Rio Grande Valley. Most of the state will see lows in the upper 60s to mid 70s. As usual the urban centers will be the warmest with the heat-island effect. The next few days will feature increasing temperatures with some locations hitting 100 degrees again.

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There is good news as we head into next week. Its still a long way out but it looks like a pattern change will occur next week. A cold front should push into the Texas Panhandle and Red River Valley on Wednesday with southward progress continuing into more of Texas on Thursday. There appears to be thunderstorm chances with the front with some weather models indicating a decent chance for good rains late next week. As always with something a week out you can expect changes – but its something to hope for!