That’s right, summer has taken back the forecast and we’re getting hot and dry. A few early morning showers are trying to put down some rain, but they are small and light. One spawned right over the Beaumont area and moved right through downtown through the last hour. These small showers will not do anything for our drought. As the day goes on, rain chances drop from low to nil. Temperatures are starting warm and will end uncharacteristically hot.
A “ring-of-fire” high pressure block is setting up over the southeastern United States. Basically, what this means is we’re sitting with very strong high pressure over us, limiting moisture and keeping temperatures well above average. We will warm into the low 90s again today and challenge daily high temperature records. The few showers this morning will fizzle out through the day and the rain chance drops off through the rest of the weekend and most of next week. A stronger cold front will arrive around Friday to cool us down and maybe deliver some rain. Until then, we will be sitting in near-record heat and bone-dry conditions. We should be topping out in the low to middle 90s each afternoon.