SAN ANGELO, TX – Scattered showers and thunderstorms recently have given way to increasing temperatures and the return of drought conditions in the Concho Valley and across West Texas.
According to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo, temperatures are expected to reach triple digits by the end of the week and there is no rain in the forecast.
The typical summer weather pattern is settling in over West Texas with afternoon high temperatures reaching the upper 90s to lower 100s. The high temperatures and lack of rainfall create drought conditions and puts stress on area lakes and reservoirs and evaporation soars.
The traditional summer pattern includes dry and hot conditions through the end of September with rainy cooler spells around the July 4th Independence Day holiday. August is normally a hot and very dry month with showers and thunderstorms returning around Labor Day and the first weekend of Dove season.
According to the NWS, the number of most days with temperatures over 100 degrees in San Angelo was in 2011 when there were 100 days with temperatures at or over 100 degrees.
The record for the most consecutive days over 100 degrees was also in 2011 when there were 28 straight days with temperatures over 100 degrees from July 2 to July 29, 2011.