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Tuesday marks another day for potentially record-breaking heat in Houston.
But meteorologists believe temperatures in the middle of the country – from North Dakota to Brownsville – could be below average in a week’s time, according to the National Weather Service. What that means for temperatures remains uncertain, but forecasters are excited at the prospect of a break from the near-unbearable heat that’s gripped the city for the last few days.
Temperatures Tuesday could reach the upper 90s, but the devil is in the triple-digit heat index values (or “feels like” temperatures). That high heat prompted a heat advisory from the National Weather Service that lasts until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Starting Sept. 8, a cold front could make its way down the middle of the United States to Houston, according to the Climate Prediction Center.
I think we deserve something to look forward to after dealing with this heat…
The CPC favors cooler than normal temperatures in their 6 to 10 day outlook (so between Sept 6-10) across the central US… including Texas!🥳
While not set in stone, there is hope in sight!#TXwx pic.twitter.com/CG9ceTpQMA
— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) September 1, 2020
“We will have to wait and see if this feature actually develops as models predict,” Houston NWS meteorologists said. “It may bring in even cooler temperatures and much needed rain.”
“It is something to hope for at least,” they said.
Until then, plan on sweltering, Houston.