NOT AS HOT: As advertised, heat levels are slightly down over parts of the state this morning. Temperatures are only in the mid to upper 70s this morning, which is a big contrast from yesterday morning. We will mention temperatures right at seasonal averages for this time of the year with highs in the upper 90s with a mostly sunny sky.
TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Winds will turn south today and tomorrow, drawing in rich moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. Combine that with the already high temperatures and humidity levels and we will likely bring back hotter days with oppressive heat indices for the weekend and beyond to serve as a friendly reminder that we are still in the middle of the dog days of summer. Highs will mostly be in the upper 90s for all three days with overnight lows in the low 80s.
NEXT WEEK: The overall pattern favors several days of Heat Advisory conditions for much of the region. The same hot, humid, and dry weather conditions continue for much of next week with little to no change in the forecast. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
TROPICS: Although tropical cyclone development is not expected through next week, we are watching a potential system that may try to make a run in the Gulf and try to stir some trouble next week. However, confidence is too low to warrant any chances of development. The rest of the Atlantic Basin remains quiet.