70° F
Light Rain
Light Rain
77° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
San Angelo
80° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy

August heat

By Mark Rowlett, mrowlett@ktxs.com
Published On: Aug 02 2013 10:55:49 PM CDT
KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

ABILENE, Texas -

The first day of summer was back in the third week of June.   That was the day with the longest amount of sunlight.  However, it typically takes about six weeks for the atmosphere to reach the  "normal" hottest readings of the year.

Our weather is going to be dominated by an area of high pressure that should keep rain chances away and temperatures around 100 each afternoon through Thursday.

Make sure you are drinking plenty of water.  If possible, avoid working outdoors in the afternoon and early evening when temperatures are the highest.  Check on your outdoor pets to see that they have water and shade.

Cooler air will return...