This time, it really isn’t the heat – it’s the humidity

Heat index values move into triple digits

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK | News-Telegram Managing Editor

July 11, 2007 - Hot, steamy conditions are the order of the day — and the next several days — as high humidity is expected to help push heat index values into the triple digits.

At 12:30 p.m. today, the National Weather Service station at the Sulphur Springs Airport pegged the temperature at 90 degrees. But with humidity at 63 percent, that pushed the heat index to 101 degrees.

And it’s not getting any cooler. National Weather Service forecasters are predicting that heat index values will range between 100 and 105 degrees each afternoon for the next week.

Meanwhile, more rain is in the forecast, although the probabilities are lower than in recent weeks. There’s a 10 percent chance of rain tonight, and 20 percent Thursday. The chance of thunderstorms rised to 40 percent Friday night and Saturday, however, thanks in part to a rare summer cold front. Scattered thunderstorms will be possible Sunday through Tuesday when a 

�Scattered thunderstorms will be possible sunday through tuesday when a weak upper level trough stalls over the region,� forecasters predict. �Heavy rainfall and localized flash flooding will be the primary hazard each day.�

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