Bulletin Staff Report

After weeks of having to dodge raindrops when planning outdoor activities, Brownwood area residents are now having to work around almost triple-digit afternoon and early evening temperatures.

Hector Guerrero of the National Weather Service’s San Angelo office said this weekend that more typical conditions for summer in Texas — sunny with high temperatures in the upper 90s — are forecast for most of this week in this part of state.

That promises to affect the schedules of everyone from high school and college football teams working out in preparation for the new season to families enjoying the last weeks of summer vacation.

The area has experienced the hottest temperatures of the year in the past week, flirting with the 100-degree mark apparently for the first time this summer. Forecasts call for the temperatures to top out near the century mark this week, but forecasters are divided on whether the thermometer will break into three-digit territory or not.