TYLER - It is hot, and it just seems like there's no end in sight. Many are wondering what it is that's making East Texas 100 plus during the day in the 80's and 90's at night?
"This summer we've had a high pressure system, that has basically been able to sit right over top of texas." Says KETK Meteorologist Kyle Morris, "we've been calling it a heat pump because it's the main reason we're seeing record highs."
Kyle says the high pressure intensifies again next week and, we'll be near record breaking levels again. That same "heat pump" meteorologist say, is also what's killing our chances of getting rain in East Texas and, this fall the slim rain chances continue.
"As we look ahead to the winter, and are expecting another La Nina year, it's going to keep us dry so typically those fall winter months, we expect to see rainfall increase again in East Texas this time, we're not as hopefull that'll happen."
Last year La Nina, gave us a mild winter and, this year looks like the same thing, with cold snaps ushered in by violent weather.