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Last Map Update: Thu, Mar. 23, 2017 at 5:30:09 am CDT

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The word of the day is wind. Windy conditions are expected to develop later this morning and this afternoon, particularly across the coastal counties and the lower and mid Valley, with southeast winds increasing to 30 to 40 mph. Be sure to bring inside or fasten down any lightweight or easily moved items, such as lawn furniture and trash cans.Partly cloudy skies this morning should become mostly sunny by this afternoon. Above normal temperatures continue, with highs in the mid 80s to around 90. If you’re heading out on the lower Texas coastal waters, a Small Craft Advisory for winds has been issued for the Laguna Madre and is in effect beginning at 11 am. Small craft should exercise caution on the Gulf waters.
Another breezy evening and a pleasant night is expected across deep south Texas and the Rio Grande Valley tonight, with overnight low temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. High temperatures on Thursday top off in the mid to upper 80s with breezy to windy conditions developing by the afternoon.
A moderate rip current risk is expected today on the beaches of South Padre Island and at Boca Chica Beach. If you decide to enter the surf, please use caution by swimming near a lifeguard and with a non-inflatable flotation device, such as a life jacket or boogie board. Breezy southeasterly winds will accompany the mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. Don't forget the sunblock as the UV index is in the extreme range today.
As we head into the weekend and early next week, the above normal temperatures and generally rain free conditions are expected to continue. Temperatures will continue their upward trend with highs in the mid to upper 80s east and well into the upper 90s out west, with temperatures approaching the century mark in some locations in Starr and Zapata counties Saturday and Sunday. Breezy to windy conditions are expected most days.
Brownsville: Yesterday's high temperature was 4 degrees above normal and the low was 5 degrees above normal. The record high temperature of 95 degrees was set in 1901. The record low temperature of 38 degrees was set in 1989. No rainfall was reported at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 1.02 inches was set in 1925. Harlingen: Yesterday's high temperature was 5 degrees above normal and the low was 3 degrees above normal. The record high temperature of 95 degrees was set in 1952. The record low temperature of 37 degrees was set in 2010. No rainfall was reported at Valley International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 0.70 of an inch was set in 1941. McAllen: Yesterday's high temperature was 6 degrees above normal and the low was 5 degrees above normal. The record high temperature of 99 degrees was set in 1991. The record low temperature of 39 degrees was set in 1968. No rainfall was reported at McAllen Miller International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 0.42 of an inch was set in 1976.

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