Records fall across the entire state

Posted at 6:53 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 19:53:56-04

For Monday, breaking a record high temperature was normal across Texas as the strongest heatwave of the year continues. Records go tumblingNumerous record highs in the Coastal Bend and across the state came crashing down including the all-time record high in Waco. Monday’s high in Waco was 114 degrees—that is the warmest they have ever gotten in recorded history.Additionally, Corpus Christi hit 102 degrees, shattering the previous record for July 23rd of 98 degrees. Fortunately, the temperatures will be decreasing over the coming days, but it’s still summertime in South Texas.Tuesday’s forecastShould we even call it a cool down? Temperatures will drop closer to average for Tuesday with a high in the mid-90s. The humidity certainly won’t be relenting, meaning that our heat index will be near 105 to 110 or higher during the afternoon. A heat advisory is likely to be issued again because of this.Some more moisture will be in the atmosphere by tomorrow afternoon, which will increase cloud cover for a majority of us. It will also interact with a frontal boundary that will be falling apart along the I-10 corridor. This may spark one or two showers or storms by the afternoon and early evening. Unfortunately, this front has no cold air behind it, so our only benefit will be a very slight chance of rain.The rest of the weekNot much will change through the rest of the week, with partly cloudy skies, high humidity, and hot conditions dominating the forecast.