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A low chance for thunderstorms exists this afternoon, mainly north and west of a Lampasas to Dallas to Paris line. Gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall would be the main threats. Heat index values will be in the 105 to 108 degree range across our southeastern counties, but breezy south winds will help to take the edge off the heat today. Remember to practice your heat safety!
A cold front will help set off showers and thunderstorms across Oklahoma, and some of these will work their way south of the Red River late tonight and into Thursday morning. Gusty winds, cloud to ground lightning, and locally heavy rainfall will be the main hazards from any storms. Otherwise, low temperatures will be in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees across the region.
Thursday through Sunday will be hot with heat index values each day rising above 100 degrees. There will be low chances for rain, but not everyone will receive rain. Highs will be in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees. Overnight lows will be in the 70s to around 80 degrees.
A total solar eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017. Unfortunately, North and Central Texas will be well away from the path of totality (where it actually gets dark). Coverage of the sun over North and Central Texas will range from around 69 percent in Brownwood to nearly 82 percent in Texarkana. The moon's shadow will move across the U.S. at over 1500 mph! The transcontinental trip will occur in 90 minutes! The last time that we've been able to view this much of a solar eclipse was on May 10, 1994. The next solar eclipse that will be viewable from Texas will be an annular eclipse on October 14, 2023. During this event, the maximum shadow (~90 percent coverage) will track from Albuquerque, NM to San Antonio to Corpus Christi. A Total Eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024. Totality will occur from Del Rio, to Killeen, to Dallas, to Little Rock, AR.

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