Cooler weather an unanticipated break from heat

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    Cooler temperatures brought welcome relief to students after days of near-record breaking heat.

    According to the National Weather Service, temperatures reached the mid-80s Tuesday and Wednesday. Average temperatures are usually in the mid-90s this time of year.

    The cooler temperatures were accompanied by some much-needed rainfall in the area. More than an inch of rain fell on both Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

    Junior nursing major Bradleigh Lowry said she welcomed the cooler weather.

    “Seventy-five degree temperatures felt great compared to the 105 degree temperatures we’ve been having,” she said.

    This week’s cool front broke a 23-day streak of triple-digit temperatures in the area, according to the National Weather Service.

    Junior nursing major Katie Lybbert transferred to the university this semester and said she was still getting used to the Texas weather.

    “This week has been a little bit closer to the weather I’m used to in Louisiana,” she said. “It’s good to get a break from the heat.”

    The rain and cooler temperatures will not stick around for long. According to the National Weather service, temperatures are expected to rise the rest of the week to the mid-90s and will remain there through the weekend.

    Week of Wacky Weather

    Sunday: High 106 degrees, low 83 degrees, sunny

    Monday: High 108 degrees, low 83 degrees, sunny

    Tuesday: High 90 degrees, low 80 degrees, partly cloudy, thunderstorms

    Wednesday: High 80 degrees, low 71 degrees, showers and thunderstorms

    Thursday: High 90 degrees, low 67 degrees, partly cloudy

    Friday: High 92 degrees, low 67 degrees, partly cloud

    Source: Weather Underground, wunderground.com

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