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Triple digit heat for the holiday weekend

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After a few days where temps were at or below average, the summer heat has returned to West Texas, and it'll stay with us through the entire long Memorial Day weekend. High temps will reach the upper 90s for most of us this afternoon as wind speeds also increase to around 20 mph. We'll be slow to cool down, not reaching below 90 degrees until around 9 pm. Overnight lows will dip into the upper 60s and low 70s. 

Saturday looks to be the hottest day of the forecast as high temps reach well over 100 degrees, ranging from around 102-106 in the Permian Basin. If you have any outdoor plans for Memorial Day, stay hydrated and take breaks away from the sunshine, especially in the middle of the day. A few showers and storms may also develop along the dryline through the Permian Basin. Storms will be few and far between though, with only about 10-20% coverage in the area. Stay tuned!

Temps may fall just a couple of degrees Sunday and into Monday, but triple-digit temps are still expected with bright sunshine overhead. Temps will fall back into the 90s by Tuesday and into the upper 80s/low 90s by the middle of the week. Slight chances of showers and storms will also enter the picture by the middle of the week. At this moment though, nothing appears to be too widespread. 

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