Good morning, Red River Valley! 

If you're ready for a small break in daily high temperatures, you'll enjoy today's high of just 91 degrees. That's thanks to a low pressure system building off to the west that will help swing winds around to a bit more drier continental air versus that humid stuff we get from the Gulf. 

Today will be mostly sunny with winds from the south 5 to 10 mph to start the day, but switching to south southeast by later today. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 74. 

The break won't last long as Thursday is expected to warm back up to 94 degrees with a heat index value close to 99 - very similar to Tuesday's conditions. Friday introduces this week's only chances for rain, at about 20% for now. 

Take a moment today to bow your head in remembrance of the American lives lost 18 years ago, then cement this day as your best Wednesday yet. 

Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6960 or

Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News and the editor of Paris Life Magazine. He resides in Paris with his wife, Krystle, and their three children, Charlie, Annalise and Willow.

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