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Houston’s first excessive heat warning since 2016 takes effect

Space City Weather’s Eric Berger explains why it’s not just about high temperatures.


Local high temperatures and heat indices for Greater Houston
National Weather Service Houston-Galveston
We’ll see high temperatures across the weekend, according to the National Weather Service


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An excessive heat warning is in effect in Houston from 11:00 a.m. Friday through 8:00 p.m. Saturday. It's the first such warning in Houston since 2016, but it's also not like the hot weather will ease up then–quite the contrary.

In the audio above, Space City Weather meteorologist Eric Berger tells us why we’re facing an unusual (even for Houston) mix of heat, humidity, and clear skies, very close to the summer solstice. It’s just the right formula for heat that’s even more oppressive than we usually get here in the summertime.

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Joshua Zinn

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Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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Craig Cohen

Executive Producer & Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekday mornings at 9:00 on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager,...

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