Photo: Steve Gonzales, Staff / Houston Chronicle
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There goes the sun, do-be-do-do.
Houstonians woke up to cloud cover this morning, the first in recent memory. Though a welcomed break from the unwavering sunshine of late, they’ll do little to keep the heat – particularly triple-digit “feels like” temperatures – in check.
Overnight lows “dipped” to 83 degrees in Houston and will quickly rise to the 90s by noon, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures should top out at 94 degrees in the afternoon. The heat index will reach 105 degrees.
Meteorologists already issued a heat advisory for the coast. The advisory could extend to inland communities if temperatures go higher than anticipated.
There’s a 20 percent chance of rain for Houston, although experts believe showers and thunderstorms, if any, would only affect northern communities.
In the tropics, a series of three disturbances off the west African coast have varying chances of development but pose no immediate threat to the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Nana, moving across Mexico into the Pacific Ocean, will be downgraded to a depression today.