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Possible Triple-Digit Heat In The North Texas Forecast

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TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — There’s a chance North Texas could see its first dose of scorching triple-digit heat this year.

According to CBS 11 Storm Team Meteorologist Jeff Jamison, a summertime high pressure ridge will build over the Metroplex this week, bringing highs from the mid 90s to near 100-degrees.

The sweltering heat will seem even higher with the humidity level. Heat indexes in some areas could climb to 105.

It isn’t that unusual to have 100-degree heat in June. June 30 is the average date in the Dallas-Fort Worth area when the mercury climbs to triple digits.

Unofficial numbers show that rainfall statewide so far for 2013 is below normal. Despite the recent North Texas wet weather area rainfall is still several inches below normal, meaning the statewide drought will not only continue but most likely worse.

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