With a National Weather Service heat advisory in effect until 7 p.m. today, forecasters said the start of the week will see a chance for temperatures to fall below triple digits.

NWS meteorologist Eric Martello said a weak front moving into the area Monday evening and Tuesday morning could bring scattered showers and thunderstorms.

“It’s typical August weather,” Martello said. “The only chances to cool the temperatures a bit are if it rains or there’s cloud coverage.”

Monday’s highs are expected to reach 99 with a southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph, Martello said.

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecasted for Monday evening, with lows in the mid- to upper 70s, he said.

Cloud coverage Tuesday should keep temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s.

“Behind the front, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s lows will be in the 70s,” Martello said.

Wednesday’s highs will reach the upper 90s.

By Thursday, temperatures could reach 100, with lows at the mid-70s.

Friday is expected to be sunny and hot, with a high in the upper 90s.

Winds will be 5 to 10 mph.

“There’s not much to significantly cool things down,” Martello said.

Contact Rachael Riley at rriley@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7553

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