A slight chance of rain won’t keep the highs down

In spite of a very slight chance of rain in the western chunk of the lower Rio Grande Valley, temperatures today are forecast to remain just as high as they have been.

According to the National Weather Service, the McAllen area is looking at a 15% to 25% chance of rain today, with that increasing slightly to 25% to 40% as you move west past Rio Grande City.

Even so, Zapata and Rio Grande City are looking to have highs above 100 degrees today, with McAllen itself clocking in at 100.

Moving toward the coast, the immediate area around Brownsville also has a slight chance of rain, though no more than McAllen. Brownsville’s high for the day comes in at 98 degrees.

It could be a decent beach day, though. South Padre Island’s high is forecast to only be 88 degrees with clear skies.

Heading into the future forecast, the National Weather Service is predicting the low chance of rain to stick around through Saturday. Starting Sunday, however, we’re looking at partly cloudy skies and temperatures nearing 110 degrees in parts of the Valley.