No respite from heat this weekend

It may seem silly to call temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90s low, but when compared to last week’s highs, 97 degrees as a high for today doesn’t seem so bad.

Currently, forecasts show a high of 97 for the McAllen area today, with a low of 73 degrees. Earlier this morning, the National Weather Service reported a 20 percent chance of rain, but this has since been removed from the forecast.

The Brownsville area benefits a bit from the ocean with its lower highs, sitting around 93 degrees with a potential low of 76.

The weekend, however, is another story. Projections show temperatures reaching 104 degrees, and even higher at the beginning of next week.

Check back later to see if there are any major changes, and be sure to give us a look tomorrow for an update on your weekend weather.