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Heat wave continues, with only a stray storm or two

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Good Wednesday.  Since June 20th we have only dipped below 90 degrees once, and that was on July 5th when we had thunderstorms that kept our high at 84.  I would love to say the worst is behind us, but that is just not the case.  We will stay well above the average high of 90 through at least the middle of next week.

Today we will soar to 98 with a heat index of 101.  We will remain in the mid to upper 90s through Friday.  I would not cling to the hope of any rainfall.  At best we are looking at a 20% chance for an isolated storm or two, but high pressure to our east will create a very stable environment that will make it tough for storms to develop.

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Over the weekend the air will remain stifling hot in the upper 90s, and the heat index will hover at about 105.  I do think we will have a few more scattered storms over the weekend, but they will still be hit and miss.

Next week we will still suffer through 95+ degree afternoons, but at least the rain chances will be improving.  We will see scattered storms at least Monday through Wednesday.

For the latest, download the WRCB weather app.     David Karnes

WEDNESDAY:

  • 8am... Mostly Sunny, 76
  • Noon... Partly Cloudy, 90
  • 5pm... Humid / Isolated Storm, 98
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