If you live in Texas, it's no secret that summer temperatures can be brutal. They can often reach the 100s, and the humidity can make them feel even hotter. And while it's no secret that heat kills more people than hurricanes, tornadoes and floods, it is sometimes hard to know when the ferocity of the Texas summer will end.
Fortunately, cooler temperatures are on the way. A ridge of cool air is expected to move across the state this weekend, which will bring lows down into the 50s and 60s in many areas of Texas. That same ridge will also bring precipitation to northern areas of the state, which could bring some relief from the drought that has plagued parts of Texas this year.
The cooler weather is expected to last into next week, before the warm temperatures once again return. As the temperatures rise again, it's important to remember that families can save money on their utility bills by keeping their home at a consistent temperature throughout the day. The lower the home is kept, the harder the air conditioning must work, which can lead to a higher bill when the monthly statement arrives.
It's also worth noting that the Farmers' Almanac, which has been predicting weather for over 200 years, is predicting a cold winter in Texas. But can we trust this prediction?