A hot and humid pattern settles in by the weekend

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The chance for rain wraps up as a typical summer pattern returns in full force for the weekend.

Following Thursday’s morning storms, the sun returned in many areas causing for temperatures to rise rapidly.  Again, we fell just shy of the century mark, under partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies, but high humidity levels produced “feels like” temperatures of 100-105 degrees.

With more sun, temperatures could reach 100 with heat index values as high as 105 Friday. Milam County is included in a Heat Advisory Friday. Use caution when exerting yourself outdoors. The hot, humid, and sunny weather will likely continue through early next week.

For those who are already tired of the heat, computer forecasting models are starting to agree another that a rare summer cold front may be on the horizon.  If so, it will likely bring cooler temperatures and even more welcome rain.  That scenario is still at 7 days away, but we’ll follow it closely.

Excessive heat will return this summer, so it is important to remember our neighbors who cannot afford air conditioning. You can help by donating a fan or funds to the KXAN Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive. Click here to make an online donation. Just $15 will buy a box fan for a needy senior or family with small children. If you know someone in need of assistance, call 512-459-4FAN.

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