Intense heat coming to Central Texas

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 19:49:04-04

It was a pretty mild start to the workweek thanks to scattered showers and cloudy skies. That will all go out the window in a flash as we finish off the week. Central Texas could experience its hottest weather of the year on Friday. Here we go…

A ridge of high pressure will start building over the southern Plains throughout the next couple of days, leading to a major spike in temperatures. Our overnight lows will only manage to fall into the upper 70s Thursday night, and it’s possible that some of us may start off Friday in the 80s! Once that sun starts to rise, temperatures will soar. We could be looking at midday temperatures in the mid to upper 90s!

Here’s where it gets interesting. By the late afternoon and early evening, temperatures could range between 98 to 105 degrees (depending on where you are located). And when you factor in the humidity, our heat index values could be pushing 108 to 110 degrees along and east of I-35. Our eastern counties will be the most humid, so it will be downright brutal east of Waco, Temple and Killeen.

We won’t get much relief this weekend, with temperatures near 100 degrees and heat index values well above the century mark. However you look at it, the next stretch of days will be very hot, but Friday and Saturday will be especially hot. In fact, this could be the hottest stretch of weather so far this year.

Get ready, Central Texas. Summer is here, and it will be showing its true colors to finish off the week.

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