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Weather Blog: July Finally Drys Out

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 10:48 PM

After weeks of heavy rain the month of August may treat us a little bit differently. The weekend gets off to a very hot start with our first chance of 100s near Houston this Summer. The inland areas will have a much better chance of reaching 100 degrees Saturday since they had less rain this month. The coastal areas will likely reach the mid 90s by Sunday afternoon as the upper ridge gets a foot hold on the weather pattern for the next five to seven days. Lots of the available energy to heat up the atmosphere will be offset by evaporation of soil moisture. This may be the only factor that inhibits our chance of reaching 100 degrees this weekend. Once that moisture is out of the loop, the chance of reaching the century mark improves.

Sunday's highs will likely reach 100 degrees for the first time this summer. The warmest readings so far this Summer was 99 degrees on June 20th with 98 degrees on June 19th. We will likely top those numbers this weekend so have plenty of water and sunscreen available for the weekend. Heat can be a silent killer especially for the young and elderly who can't cope with heat as readily. In addition to the heat, an ozone watch will likely be out for the entire weekend due to light winds and lots of sunshine.

 

 

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