Upper Air Ridge Just Won’t Budge; More Heat, Less Rain

A massive and stubborn dome of upper level high pressure is lingering in Texas like an annoying guest who just won’t leave. The result: more heat and much less rainfall expected during the next week. Atmospheric modelling is showing the dominant upper ridge to remain in place over Northwest Texas through the work week, so rainfall chances along a weak cold front Tuesday will be meager, at best. The rest of the week will be a nasty combination of heat and humidity, with stuffy nights and stifling afternoons. The upper ridge shifts slightly north to near the western Red River Valley by Sunday, allowing isolated coastal showers to dot the Crossroads at that time. The tropics remain quiet.