While a few additional showers can't be ruled out in the days ahead, the heat will more than likely be the bigger issue as temperatures climb back up towards the Century mark.  Today's forecast calls for highs in the mid 90s, very close to the normal high of 95 for this time of year.

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Speaking of normals, the average 30 year low temperature for this date -- 74 -- was our actual low temperature just prior to sunrise this morning.

Upper-level high pressure is located to our north and east and, fortunately, doesn't look to be moving directly over Central Texas anytime soon.  We'll look for lots of sunshine out there during the afternoon hours then mostly clear skies during the evening.

Latest computer models show hit-or-miss storms firing up across North Texas today and tomorrow, and a few of those could spill south into the Austin area especially late tomorrow.  It's a 20% rain chance.

The only feature in our forecast this weekend?  Hot sunshine!  We're calling for upper 90s to near 100 each afternoon from Saturday through the middle of next week, so make sure your daytime plans include some cool activities indoors.

The long range forecast points to a hot, dry rest of July.  We'll feature the long range forecast plus update you on the latest cloud of African dust to arrive in Texas on 'Weather on the 1s,' so be sure to watch on TV or the live stream.

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--Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons (@Burton_Spectrum)