Ready or not, we'll end up very close to 100 for the next eight days or so before the weather pattern shifts again and another summer "cool" front tries to make it to Central Texas.  Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies with highs 93-99 feeling as hot as 102-107.

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High pressure is currently located over the NW Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to move directly over the Lone Star State during the next 24 hours.  This ridge, according to computer models, will park over the Desert SW with several days of triple digit temps.  

We do find a band of broken showers extending over Texas this morning from near Del Rio to Dallas.  Rain will be less likely over the entire state during the next several days as the ridge holds strong, adding stability to our atmosphere.

Long range computer models show the ridge backing up towards Baja enough to allow a weak front to drop all the way down to near the Gulf Coast by next Wednesday.  A few streamer showers could show up as soon as Monday or Tuesday then the front will provide the next best rain chance for our area.

Join us for 'Weather on the 1s' today to hear about the latest batch of Saharan dust, and also for a look at the latest long range forecast.

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