Intense heat dominates Texas

Posted at 6:29 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 19:29:44-04

The heat has gone from unrelenting to dangerous as heat index values reach the 110s. The entire state of Texas is riddled with heat advisories and excessive heat warnings, and this trend won’t be ending any time soon.

Friday’s fiery forecast

High pressure continues to cook the state of Texas. The 100-degree mark has now become commonplace for much of the state. The Coastal Bend is included with highs for Friday in the mid-90s for Corpus Christi and near 100 degrees for inland areas.

The heat index will once again be between 105 and 115 degrees. This will be dangerous for those that spend time outside. Make sure to take plenty of breaks indoors and stay hydrated with multiple water breaks per hour.

Saturday and Sunday’s forecast

Unfortunately, the area of high pressure will move directly over Texas and intensify at the same time. This will make it even hotter over the weekend. Temperatures will be in the upper 90s in Corpus Christi and over 100 degrees inland.

If you’ll be doing any traveling, you’ll have to leave Texas before escaping the heat. Many Texas cities will be approaching all-time record highs.

Next week: Relief?

There could be some slight relief by next week, but it doesn’t look abundantly promising. An area of low pressure will move into the northern Gulf and nudge the high pressure system to the west a tad. This will allow temperatures to fall a degree or two, but beyond that, summer is here for a while.