As if the summer wasn’t brutal enough, Mother Nature has decided to ignore the autumnal equinox (Thursday at 8:04 p.m.) and crank up the heat this week.
After a hot start to the week with highs each afternoon climbing into the mid 90s, more toasty temperatures are expected into the upcoming weekend. The culprit for this week’s elevated temperatures: the heat-high. It disappeared in August, but instead of hitting the road for Fall, it’s opted to park itself over Texas this week.
Here’s the long and short of it:
- Humidity levels drop Thursday and Friday. That means it’ll be more of a “dry heat”.
- The hottest temperatures are forecast to arrive Thursday and Friday afternoons, with San Antonio just shy or right at 100°. Other spots in South Texas almost certainly will climb above the century mark.
- The record highs on Thursday (101 degrees) and Friday (99 degrees) may be challenged.
- Should we hit 100 at San Antonio International Airport, then we would tie the record of most 100 degree days in a year (59 in 2009).
- The weekend will still be hot, with rising humidity levels.
- A cold front on Monday brings a slight cool down and another drop in humidity
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