The Associated Press

A hot, blustery day was forecast for Texas on Tuesday, but rain could offer some relief throughout the state, according to the National Weather Service.

In North Texas, a moderate chance of showers and thunderstorms was possible after 1 p.m. with highs in the lower 90s and overnight lows near 70. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

In the Panhandle, a moderate chance of rain was also forecast after 1 p.m. with highs in the mid-70s, overnight lows in the 50s and wind gusts that could reach as 25 mph.

A slight chance of rain was predicted in Central Texas with highs in the 90s and overnight lows near 70. Chances for rain were expected to increase at night.

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms was possible along the Gulf Coast after 1 p.m. with highs in the lower 90s and overnight lows in the mid-70s. Forecasters say temperatures could feel as high as 103 when heat index values are considered.

In West Texas, a 10 to 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms was predicted after noon with highs ranging from the upper 80s to lower 90s and overnight lows in the 60s.

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