Summer-like temps return this weekend as an upper level high makes a brief appearance.  Forecast highs for both Saturday and Sunday across much of the panhandle and western Texas will climb into the low 100s.  For the remainder of the state, we’ll remain on the muggy side with highs in the mid to upper 90s. Needless to say, folks out and about over the weekend will need to be sure to stay hydrated and remember to take frequent breaks while doing yard work or other outdoor activities!  Thankfully, this upper level high won’t hang around for too long and will be shifting east by Sunday as an upper level low pressure system begins to move in from the west.  It looks like we’ll have to get a bit further into June before we really begin to see our typical stagnant summer pattern set in where high pressure sits over us for days and weeks on end.

As far as rain chances go…they’ll be pretty slim over the weekend.  Saturday looks to remain pretty much rain-free across most of the state.  We could see a very slight chance of a few pop up storms across the panhandle…but thankfully nothing like we saw yesterday evening as storms should remain sub-severe with mainly a gusty wind and lightning threat.  Sunday looks to be the more likely day of seeing any showers or storms across the panhandle and possibly into the Trans Pecos region of west Texas.  For residents in southeast Texas, you will see an increasing chance for scattered showers beginning late Saturday night and into Sunday, but no severe weather expected here either.  Everyone else…mostly clear sky and you’ll still need to drag the sprinklers out for the lawn.

Just as a reminder, this is the time of the year when we start to hear about heat related injury and death…especially the tragic incidents involving children and pets left in hot cars.  Feel free to share the safety graphics below with friends and family as a reminder of how you can beat the heat and stay safe during our hot summer months!