As winds from the Gulf of Mexico continue to blow into Central Texas, we can expect partly sunny skies with a 20 percent chance of rain throughout the day, the National Weather Service says.
The sea breezes at 5 to 10 mph will help keep temperatures a couple of degrees below normal, capping them at 96 degrees, forecasters say.
But with elevated humidity levels, which the heat index takes into account, means that high temperature reading will actually “feel like” 103. More moisture in the air makes it harder for the body to cool down through evaporating sweat.
Clouds will increase in the evening and help overnight temperatures stay above 76 degrees, according to the weather service.
Wednesday could see slightly hotter temperatures with a high expected to reach 99 under mostly sunny skies. Heat index values could climb to 106. In the evening, clouds will roll in again, keeping overnight temperatures above 77, forecasters say.