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Mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 90s are expected today. With high relative humidity, the "feels like" temperatures will range from 100 to 106 degrees across North and Central Texas. Winds will be out of the south around 5 to 10 mph. Stay hydrated, take frequent breaks, and wear light-weight and colored clothing!
A mild night is expected with low temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. There are some low storm chances for areas generally along and north of the Red River. Otherwise, mostly clear skies and south winds around 5 to 10 mph are expected across North and Central Texas.
Warm weather will continue this weekend, with only areas along the Red River forecast to have some low storm chances. High will be near normal for this time of year.
Make sure you can recognize heat-related illness symptoms! Asegurese de reconocer los sintomas de enfermedades relacionadas con el calor!
As the heat and humidity returns once again, be sure to practice heat safety wherever you are!
For the year to date, Waco's precipitation total is still among the driest on record. The 2018 tally is less than half of the normal value through mid August. On Wednesday, Waco Regional Airport hit 100 degrees for the 39th time this year. This is already among the highest annual totals and only 7 days from cracking the top 10.

 
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When you can do safely, please send us a report when you observe one or more of the following:

  • Tornado
  • Hail
    • 0.25" or less - Pea
    • 0.50" - Mothball
    • 0.75" - Dime/Penny
    • 0.88" - Nickel
    • 1.00" - Quarter
    • 1.25" - Half Dollar
    • 1.50" - Walnut/Ping Pong
    • 1.75" - Golf Ball
    • 2.00" - Hen Egg
    • 2.50" - Tennis Ball
    • 2.75" - Baseball
    • 3.00" - Tea Cup
    • 4.00" - Grapefruit
    • 4.50" - Softball
  • Wind damage.
  • Flooding
  • Snowfall
  • Rainfall 

Definitions:

  • Tornado: A violently rotating column of air, usually pendant to a cumulonimbus, with circulation reaching the ground. It nearly always starts as a funnel cloud and may be accompanied by a loud roaring noise. On a local scale, it is the most destructive of all atmospheric phenomena.
  • Severe Thunderstorm: A thunderstorm that produces a tornado, winds of at least 58 mph (50 knots), and/or hail at least 1" in diameter. Structural wind damage may imply the occurrence of a severe thunderstorm. A thunderstorm wind equal to or greater than 40 mph (35 knots) and/or hail of at least ½" is defined as approaching severe.
  • Flash Flood: A flood which is caused by heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, generally less than 6 hours. Also, at times a dam failure can cause a flash flood, depending on the type of dam and time period during which the break occurs.

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