MUST BE AUGUST IN NORTH TEXAS: Looks like the atmosphere will sure bring some classic summer weather across North Texas this week. Most days will begin with temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s in the mornings. Then, as the atmosphere begins to heat, and the humidity values increase, we will have heat indices around 100-110° this week across the region.
Today, we will only be one or two degrees cooler than yesterday, but heat index values will be well in the triple digits. We could see some isolated showers over the southeastern half of the region, but the best chance of one spot getting wet is only one in three for that area. The high will be close to 98° for many areas today.
I firmly believe that tomorrow will be the most uncomfortable day out the entire week as humidity increases and winds stay very light and variable. We will broad brush the forecast with classic summer conditions for the rest of the week; hot, humid days with highs near the 100° mark with heat indices around 105-110°. A Heat Advisory will likely be needed to address these heat levels. Overnight lows will mostly be in the low 80s with a fair sky.
THE WEEKEND AND BEYOND: For the beginning part of next week, we will roll with a persistent summer weather forecast. There is a chance of a cold front by midweek, which may keep us in the upper 90s for the rest of the week.
TROPICS: We are getting into the climatological peak of the hurricane season, which is typically during the months of August and September. However, the Atlantic Basin continues to remain very quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected this week.