Triple-digit heat forecast for much of Texas

By: BETSY BLANEY Associated Press
By: BETSY BLANEY Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texans are about to get their first dose of scorching triple-digit heat this year.

A National Weather Service meteorologist says a large ridge of high pressure will build over Texas this week, bringing summer-like temperatures close to 100 degrees. Heat indexes in some areas could climb to 105.

Meteorologist Victor Murphy says the only part of the state that might avoid the sweltering heat is South Texas.

He says the heat should abate over most of the state by Friday.

It isn't that unusual to have 100-degree heat in June. June 30 is the average date in the Dallas-Fort Worth area when the mercury climbs to triple digits.

Unofficial numbers show that rainfall statewide so far for 2013 will be about an inch below normal, while temperatures ran about normal.

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