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Houston can expect a heat advisory this week as triple-digit “feels like” temperatures are expected to cook the region.
There’s a slim chance that isolated showers flung off the remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal, which landed on the Louisiana coast Sunday, will impact areas east of Interstate 45 on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. However, heat is the main concern for meteorologists, who urge anyone participating in outdoor activities this week to remain cautious and vigilant.
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Thermometers at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport could see record-breaking heat, with a forecasted high Monday of 98 degrees. The last record high at Bush on this day was recorded in 2019 at 97 degrees.
Sunshine will add more than 10 degrees to the heat index, or “feels like” temperature, which could reach 105 degrees Monday. Tuesday’s heat index is predicted to top at 113 degrees.
High temperatures will remain in the 90s from Wednesday to the end of the week, but a cold front pushing through Tuesday will keep heat index values lower.
In the tropics, a disturbance in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean has a 10 percent chance of developing into a named storm by the end of the week. That system does not pose an immediate threat to Houston.
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