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Father's Day/Juneteenth weekend forecast

The hot and dry trend continues throughout West Texas.
Credit: Meteorologist Symone Thomas

TEXAS, USA — Triple digit heat and sunny skies has been the main weather pattern recently, and this weekend won't be any different. Upper-level ridging remains the prominent feature driving weather conditions. This weekend, it will focus directly on the central/south central portion of the country. 

Credit: Meteorologist Symone Thomas

At the surface, south-southeasterly winds will help usher in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. This will fuel isolated rain chances, predominately between Abilene and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Otherwise, high temperatures will peak in the mid to upper 90s under sunny skies. 

Credit: Meteorologist Symone Thomas

On Sunday, triple-digit temperatures will return remain in place through the start of next week. 

Credit: Meteorologist Symone Thomas
Credit: Meteorologist Symone Thomas

As you celebrate this holiday weekend, be sure to stay hydrated and keep sunscreen on hand. It's also important to know the symptoms of different heat-related illnesses (and how to treat them) because it could save a life. 

Credit: Meteorologist Symone Thomas

Happy Father's Day and Happy Juneteenth from the FOX West Texas weather team.

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