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Summer Weather Here To Stay

By Larry Mowry, CBS 11 Weather
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People walk as the early morning sun rises in the east. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – After a hot, windy Memorial Day, we will see more of the same this week… minus some of the wind.  Temperatures have climbed into the low 90s.  Winds have been a little out of the southeast and that has tempered temperatures a little from the past couple of days.  But the humidity remains high with dewpoints in the upper 60s and low 70s.  Average high temperature for this time of year is around 88 degrees.

COLD FRONT TRIES TO GET HERE…
A cold front is located over the Texas Panhandle up thru the Dakotas.  Severe weather is ongoing this afternoon across sections of Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Nebraska.  This cold front will ease into northwest Texas and Central Oklahoma tonight into tomorrow.  But it won’t make any more progress south.  Isolated thunderstorms will be possible along this front tomorrow from about Wichita Falls to Oklahoma City.  Some of our far northwestern counties (Jack, Montague, Clay, Cooke) could see a stray thunderstorm tomorrow but chances are very low.  Temperatures south of that front here in DFW will stay in the mid 90s tomorrow.

GETTING HOTTER…
An upper level ridge of high pressure will build over the region by Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  The strength of this ridge various a little between the different forecast models.  The European model has the strongest ridge and the highest temperatures.  I tend to favor this model and will go with hot temperatures for the end of the week.  I am forecasting highs between 96 and 100 degrees on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and even into Saturday.

SOME RAIN CHANCES…
There is the possibility of a few showers and thunderstorms Sunday and Monday of next week if a disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere moves our way.  There are a lot of uncertainties as to where this disturbance will go by next week as this disturbance will be detached from the main flow of the upper level winds.  It will almost be like a wandering low with no place to go.  Or at least the upper level winds not telling it where to go.  So it will meander around the Gulf of Mexico and possibly head toward Texas and North Texas.  I will put a little more cloud cover into the forecast for Sunday and Monday and wait to introduce rain chances until I see where this disturbance might end up.

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