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UPDATE: 9:40 p.m.
No changes to the forecast. Here's wishing for you a great night - Steve

A Very Hot Weekend Ahead
5 p.m. Thu 21 August 2014

A large high aloft is building over the southern U.S. and this is making for a sinking and heating effect to the lower levels of the atmosphere. Today’s water vapor imagery clearly showed a very dry air mass aloft which is a classic signature associated with the subsidence (sinking) or the air around the high.
Expect sunny and hot weather through the weekend with no precipitation expected.

Surface winds will continue from a generally southerly direction making for a fairly humid environment; as temperatures inch upward Heat Index values have been doing likewise and much of Texoma was in the 100 to 104 degree Heat Index range on Thursday. Expect numbers perhaps one or two degrees higher than this on Friday.

Please pace yourself in the heat and hydrate at regular intervals. Very hot weather will continue at least through Monday.

Here are the numbers:

Tonight: Mostly Clear…..Lows 73 to 77
Friday: Sunny, Breezy…..Highs 95 to 100
Saturday: Sunny and Very Hot…..75/100
Sunday: Sunny and Very Hot …..75/101
Monday: Sunny and Very Hot …..75/101
Tuesday: Mostly Sunny…..75/99
Wednesday: 20% Showers…..76/96
Thursday: 20% Showers …..72/93

May You Have a Safe and Fun Weekend!

Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist
News 12 / Weather Authority

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