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Sweltering and fairly parched over the subsequent 7 to 10 days in Houston – Area Metropolis Climate

Summer time will proceed to tighten its grip on Houston this weekend with a minimum of 3 straight days of near-100 diploma temperatures forward. On common, our first 100 diploma day isn’t till mid-July. A few years don’t see one in any respect. In truth, our final 100 diploma day was August 29, 2020 on the bottom of Hurricane Laura. We’ll see if we break by way of this weekend.

Drought continues to be a notable matter. Whereas it’s been scorching fairly early, this setup stays very in contrast to 2011, so let’s not use that as a comparability. Another drought years within the 80s and 90s are most likely extra relevant comparisons. Drought protection really improved statewide during the last week, due to some showers and storms in West Texas. East Texas noticed drought start to increase once more. Within the Houston space, we have been up about 10 % week over week.

Drought has begun to increase in our space, with most of Harris County now labeled as in drought. (US Drought Monitor)

Harris County is now nearly absolutely coated by drought, with some extreme drought now taking maintain throughout the southeast third and practically all of Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Galveston Counties. Excessive drought expanded this week to cowl parts of Brazoria, Matagorda, Wharton, Chambers, and Jackson Counties. With no significant rain seemingly over the subsequent week and 100 diploma climate, it’s secure to imagine this can increase additional subsequent week.

Right now by way of Sunday

As famous above, anticipate sunshine and warmth on repeat. It is going to be close to or above 100 levels inland every day, within the 90s on the coast, and all areas will see 70s to low-80s every morning. Please do take it straightforward this weekend, as our our bodies will not be acclimated to this form of excessive summer time warmth but. Warmth advisories are a digital assure this weekend.

Warmth index values over 105° are seemingly at instances this weekend, which might seemingly yield Warmth Advisories. Please you should definitely take it straightforward outdoor this weekend. (Pivotal Climate)

Early subsequent week

The big space of excessive strain over Texas serving to to gasoline the warmth this weekend will start to slide eastward on Monday and Tuesday. This can a minimum of open the Gulf up just a little bit for some daytime sea breeze thunderstorms. Whereas rain possibilities nonetheless look somewhat pathetic and no higher than 10 to twenty % every day, it’s nonetheless a bit higher than it has been. As a result of the core of the warmth does draw back, this could enable us to “cool” again into the mid or upper-90s for highs every day with nighttime lows nonetheless within the 70s to close 80 levels.

Later subsequent week

One other space of excessive strain goes to surge into the southern Plains for the top of subsequent week.

Excessive strain appears to anchor over Oklahoma, not Texas later subsequent week, which suggests we’ll most likely warmth up some however possibly not as a lot as we do that weekend. It additionally retains rain possibilities a smidge above zero. (Pivotal Climate)

This one appears to anchor just a little farther north than the one we see this weekend. Whereas this can seemingly maintain the door cracked open for some sea breeze storms every day, once more, possibilities look somewhat low and temperatures might creep up one other diploma or two.

Backside line: Excessively scorching and humid for June over the subsequent week, with warmth peaking immediately by way of Sunday. Just a little “much less scorching” subsequent week with non-zero rain possibilities (however nonetheless low). Possibly hotter towards subsequent weekend once more with continued typically low rain possibilities. The following 2 weeks of rainfall anomalies per the European ensemble mannequin?

Rainfall ought to common round 25 to 50% of regular the subsequent two weeks, barring any shift within the sample. This could enable us to rack up 1 to 2 inches of deficit, seemingly worsening drought circumstances. (Climate Bell)



Some fashions do proceed to attempt to put a disturbance within the Bay of Campeche late subsequent week, however no dependable mannequin develops it into something organized at this level. So nothing for us to fret about on the market or on the horizon.



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