As expected, things are mostly sunny and hot with temperatures nearing the 100-degree mark in most locations. In fact, Graham has already reached 100-degrees by 5:00 today. If go farther to north near Topeka, Kansas, which is in the core of the ridge, have temperatures of near 100-degrees with heat index values of 100-115!
Tomorrow and Friday - No reason to derail from the standard late July forecast. Mostly sunny, with highs nearing 100-degrees. Just know that you have the chance of reaching 100 degrees every day, but you won't see 3 to 7 consistent days. If you go along I-35 north, the farther north you go, the closer to the center of the heat bubble you are going.
Weekend - Not much change here. By Sunday, the ridge moves to the west by a tad, which will open the door for more chances of showers and thunderstorms to the east (Past Shreveport). Here, you might see a little bit more cloud coverage but that won't change anything as temperatures are continuing to approach near 100 degrees.
Next Week - Not much change so far. Mostly sunny with highs still holding between 96-102 degrees. Which is on average for late July. We are quickly approaching the peak of summer, if climatology is correct.
See the Texas Weather Outlook for more details.
Where is Don - Don dissipated into an open wave as of yesterday afternoon and is not expected to develop due to drier air. Another weak wave is in the middle Atlantic near the coast of Africa, but is not expected to continue further due to drier air. Ultimately, nothing to worry about for the next five days.
Have a great rest of the day.