Weather Weekend: Hot, Steamy Summertime in Houston

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We're really into the thick of it now. Two weeks into July and still a good solid 10-11 weeks of stifling summer heat ahead of us, this is summer in the Bayou City. Of course, our heat comes with a side order of stifling humidity, but I would put three months of living in air conditioning and sweating through our shirts against three months of shoveling snow and wearing 20 layers of clothing any day.

This weekend, expect it to be typical of a Houston summer, which is to say it will be hot and humid. Highs for the entire weekend should reach the mid to upper 90s and the warm, dense afternoon air could produce a shower or thunderstorm, but they will be isolated. A couple of forecasts are suggesting we could reach 100 degrees, particularly on Friday, but that is why God invented air conditioning.

It is basically perfect beach weather, particularly since Tropical Storm Chantal was downgraded to a tropical wave on Wednesday. It wasn't going to affect our weather anyway, but it was something worth noting in the tropics.

Other than that tropical wave, all is quiet in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico for the moment and there are no significant rain chances through this time next week.

Enjoy your weekend and pile on the sunscreen because you are definitely going to need it.

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