Continued heat and humidity
7:00 a.m. Wednesday 23 July 2014
The heat index will be above 100 degrees again today as we continue the hot temperatures and the moisture is still hanging in there, making it feel incredibly hot outside. The heat index will be around 106 in western Texoma, which is why the Heat Advisory is continued from yesterday for Carter, Garvin, Jefferson, Johnston, Love, Marshall, Murray, Pontotoc, and Stephens counties until 7pm this evening. Heat safety tips are to limit your outdoor activities today if you can and stay hydrated. Wear lightweight clothing and sunscreen, and DO NOT leave pets, children, or elderly in a hot vehicle.
Aside with the heat today, there is a slight 20% chance that we could see an isolated shower/t-storm. This is caused by a weaker cold front that will brush by as it acts as the lifting mechanism for these possible showers to pop up. Not much though from this front will act as temperature relief; a few places might cool down a few degrees if you encounter some rain, but if you miss out on a shower, then the heat will just continue. Overnight the slight chance will carry over, then for Thursday this chance slowly dries up. High pressure will dominate over the weekend, leaving a few places to hit 100 degrees (not including heat index), so find a good pool this weekend to stay cool in! By Monday, rain chances return as our next cold front will arrive and actually provide some temperature relief.
Tonight: Low around 75 with partly cloudy skies and very slim chance for a pop up shower
Thursday: Partly Cloudy… 75/97 with a very slim chance for a pop up shower
Friday: Mostly Sunny… 75/99
Saturday: Sunny… 75/98
Sunday: Mostly Sunny… 76/98
Monday: Partly Cloudy… 72/94 with a 20% chance for an iso. shower/t-storm
Tuesday: Partly Cloudy… 70/91 with a 20% chance for an iso. shower/t-storm
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Weather Authority/News 12