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Rain & Cooler Temps Looking More Promising

By Jeff Jamison, CBS11 News
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The past several days have been pretty hot in North Texas…not unbearable heat thankfully.  That breed of hot is found in Great Plains and Midwest again this afternoon, with temperatures well above 100° yet again.

We will stay hot and humid here in our area for Friday and Saturday.  Look for highs above normal, in the upper 90s.  Some thermometers will touch on 100° but not expecting that to be widespread over North Texas.

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Sunday, a disturbance in the upper levels currently over Florida, will move closer to us and increase the cloud cover and the chance of rain.  The big heat dome of high pressure will begin to migrate over to the Western United States.

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By Monday, that disturbance is forecast to be right over us and help in really get scattered showers and thunderstorms going in North Texas during that day.  The thicker cloud cover and better rain chance will help keep temperatures below normal for a change.

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With the upper level high back way off to the west and a strong disturbance diving into the Southeastern U.S., a rare summer cold front should have enough push to move into our area Tuesday, keeping our rain chances elevated and doing the opposite for our temps.  It’s possible that some of the area will stay in the 80s all day if clouds remain in place, along with a decent shot at rain.

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Here’s how our rain chances break down over the next several days:

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FORECAST

Tonight…Fair & warm.  Low 77°.  South wind 5-10 mph.

Friday…Mostly sunny & hot.  High 99°.  SE wind 5-15 mph.

Saturday…Partly cloudy & still hot.  Maybe a stray shower or storm.  Rain chance 10%.  High 98°

Sunday…Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy at times.  Not as hot.  30% chance of rain.  High 95°

Monday & Tuesday…Partly to mostly cloudy.  Scattered rain and thunderstorms.  Rain chance 40%.  Highs 89-94°

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