Officials attribute hazy skies over Texas to smoke from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest moving across the United States. It should diminish by Friday, they said; however, a large Saharan dust cloud is expected to move into the state this weekend. NOAA/Colorado State University image
After a rather wet and cooler-than-normal start to summer, hot and dry weather is in the forecast for the Highland Lakes this weekend.
According to the National Weather Service, Thursday’s forecast has a 20-30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, but things become drier and hotter starting Friday, July 23, when a high-pressure ridge settles over the central United States. Highs for Friday should be around 92 degrees, edging up to the mid- and upper 90s over the weekend and into next week.