After last Summer’s sizzling heat and drought you may wonder how this year is shaping up so far.According to the National Weather Service, this year has actually been drier so far compared to 2011. Through July 5th, last year Texarkana had received 18.53 inches of rain. This year we have gotten only 16.21 inches.

Temperature wise, yesterday hit an even 100 degrees. One year ago the high was 99.

There is a chance of thunderstorms late this weekend and early next week with  highs dropping to normal in the low 90′s.

We can only hope that we will not have a repeat of last year’s 110 degree plus that happened in July and August.