The weather will stay hot and dry through the weekend as high-pressure aloft remains centered over the southern plains. High temperatures will be at or near 100 degrees through Saturday. Winds will be generally from a southerly direction less than 10 mph. Burn bans remain in effect for most of our East Texas counties. The year-to-date rainfall deficit is over 9 inches at Tyler,. There is no significant chance of rain in the forecast over the next 7 days.