Weather this week in San Antonio: Heat and Saharan dust

As we head into July, expect toasty temps and the return of hazy skies

Afternoon high temperatures in San Antonio through the holiday weekend.
Afternoon high temperatures in San Antonio through the holiday weekend. (KSAT 12)

It’s safe to say summer is in full swing in San Antonio. Here’s what you need to know about this week’s weather:

Feelin’ Hot😎

  • As a ridge of high pressure settles over Texas this week, temperatures will rise
  • Each afternoon, the thermometer will reach the upper-90s, if not 100 degrees
  • Unfortunately, the high pressure system will also keep things dry -- there will be no significant chance for rain

Lookin’ Hazy🌆

  • If you were out and about this past weekend, you definitely noticed the presence of Saharan dust -- especially Saturday
  • Although the dust layer will be thin at the beginning of this week, a second, more noticeable plume is expected to arrive Thursday, July 2 and eventually clear out during the July 4th weekend
  • The fine dust can cause allergy-like symptoms and unhealthy air quality for those with respiratory issues
  • Colorful sunrises and sunsets will be possible Thursday through the weekend
  • While Saharan dust’s arrival in Texas is an annual event, it has gotten a lot of additional attention this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s led some KSAT viewers to send questions about the dust to the Weather Authority team

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