(KLTV) - We have been trying to get out of the month of June without seeing 100 degrees this year across East Texas. Last year much of East Texas saw a few days above 100 degrees during the month of June including 5 days in Longview. The year before of course all of East Texas baked, with Tyler seeing 15 days above 100 degrees and tying a new all time record for June with 105 degrees. This year so far, so good!
Well, it looks that will now all change before the week is over. A cool front is moving towards East Texas and will move through the area on Saturday. Out ahead of this front the air will compress across East Texas and anytime air compresses, it heats up. This will be enough to push high temperatures into the upper 90s area wide. Now it looks as though surface winds will be out of the west on Friday as well. This causes the air to heat up as it moves from high elevations to our west to the lower elevation in East Texas. With these two factors acting against us, 100 degrees Friday seems inevitable with our western counties possibly hotter than 102 degrees.