A few showers and storms are possible later on today but they won't be for everyone and, otherwise, it's just simply going to be bright & hot.  Our forecast calls for highs in the mid 90s with a 20% rain chance today.

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Moisture is surging into the mid-levels of the atmosphere from our east, and it's already helping to fuel some rain around Lufkin and Fort Worth.  This morning's computer models show numerous showers trying to break out during the afternoon but mostly north and east of Austin.  Some "leftover" energy kicked up by those storms could help spawn even more storms especially around the afternoon commute hours, then all the rain should taper this evening after sunset.

Futurecast hints at more rain across North and East Texas tomorrow as we close out the week, a heads-up to travelers, though we're not expecting any notable showers here at home.

Plenty of sunshine will be found outdoors this upcoming weekend and, as the soil moisture gradually evaporates away, temperatures will get even hotter with potential for a few 100s as soon as Sunday.  Upper-level high pressure is forecast to remain north of Texas with a building heat wave across the southwest through the middle of the week.

At least one model shows a shift in the pattern taking place late next week but, for now, we're not calling for much relief.

Another batch of Saharan dust is on the way to the Lone Star State.  We will talk more about the pollution forecast on 'Weather on the 1s' on TV or the live stream -- be sure to join us.

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Keep cool & stay hydrated!
--Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons (@Burton_Spectrum)