The upper 90’s from yesterday have become the low 100’s for this afternoon with Amarillo hitting 101. Our record high for today is 109 from 2011. Tomorrow’s temperatures are a bit of a headache with a cold front moving south through the area late in the day. North of the front, highs could hover in the 70’s and low 80’s, while south of the boundary, numbers could range from the upper 80’s to the low 100’s. As of this writing, I have Amarillo with a high around 92. The cold front looks to be south of the Panhandles by Sunday, keeping all our temperatures below 90 during the day. In fact, many locations could hold steady in the 70’s and low 80’s during the afternoon. The low to mid 80’s look to be commonplace for Monday and Tuesday, followed by a return to the upper 80’s and low 90’s by midweek.
Regarding precipitation – a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms could continue through this evening, followed by additional showers and storms over the weekend, and early next week. Our west and northwest counties will have the best opportunity of seeing rain, while for Amarillo, about 40 percent.
Lastly, please remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and try to avoid being outside during the peak heating hours of the day. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen!
Chief Meteorologist John Harris