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First Alert: Feeling the summer heat and humidity in the Piney Woods

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Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 4:49 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 9:08 PM CDT
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DEEP EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - We will round out the week with more heat and humidity as we will remain dry heading into the weekend.

A ridge of high pressure will keep its grip on the Lone Star State the next few days. This ridge of high pressure will put a cap on the atmosphere, shutting off our rain chances. This will lead to partly cloudy skies to go along with warm and muggy conditions across the Piney Woods.

This will allow for temperatures to get back to normal levels for this time of year. Namely, wake-up temperatures in the lower-to-middle 70′s with daytime highs in the lower-to-middle 90′s. Since there is lots of moisture in the ground evaporating back into the atmosphere, it will be very muggy. This will lead to the heat index or feels like temperatures to climb into the lower 100′s.

By this Sunday and especially early next week, however, that ridge of high pressure will shift westward toward the Rockies, opening up the door for a trough of low pressure and weak frontal boundary to push through East Texas. This pattern can often times bring in a few storm complexes. Right now, we have the rain chance at 20% on Sunday before going up to 30% for Monday and 40% on Tuesday.

The scattered downpours and shift in the wind direction next week will bring a slight drop in temperatures, taking us down to near 90-degrees.

Rainfall accumulations look to average around a half-an-inch or less from now through next week.

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