Well, our cool-down didn’t last for very long as we’re expecting near record heat again tomorrow for parts of the state. Records across the northern half of the state are likely not in jeopardy, but some folks across central Texas in and around Waco could see previous records breached by a few degrees. Highs tomorrow will be back up into the 80s and 90s. Definitely a good 10 to 15 degrees above where they should be. Dry air behind yesterday’s front will continue to keep humidity levels quite low, and once again, that will allow overnight temps to fall into the low to mid 50s…possibly even a few 40 degree readings across the panhandle by early tomorrow. As long as dry air remains in place over the state, we’ll experience a very desert-like climate with large diurnal temperature differences.
We will remain dry and warmer than we should be for this time of year until our next cold front arrives late this week. The front will be losing a bit of speed as it arrives, and the bulk of the coldest air will be shunted east of our state, but should arrive across the panhandle by Thursday evening and across northern Texas by Friday afternoon. Since we’ll be only catching the western periphery of the front, the central and southern portions of the state will not cool down as much, but easterly winds will carry drier air from east to west across at least half the state by Sunday keeping humidity levels pleasant until we get into next week when winds will return from the south and we’ll start to see rain and thunderstorm chances return by next Monday through Wednesday! Still too early for us to do much talking about next week’s rain and storm chances, but we’ll continue to keep an eye on it and give you a more comprehensive update later this week.