Reporting Larry Mowry
We have come close to 100 degrees officially at DFW the past few days, but have yet to get there. That changes tomorrow.
But this year is the slowest start to our 100 degree weather since 2007. Here’s a look at the number of 100 degree days that we have seen thru June 26th the past 6 years. Last year we had already seen 3 days with triple digits. In the hot summer of 2011 where we saw a record total of 71 one-hundred degree days we had seen 7 by June 26th. The summer of 2007 only saw 5 days the entire summer where temperatures made it to 100 degrees.
Today and tomorrow are special dates in terms of heat records in DFW. Today’s (June 26) record high temperature and tomorrow (June 27) is both 113 degrees! That is the hottest temperature ever recorded at DFW. These back to back days of 113 degrees happened in the hot summer of 1980. Do you remember that summer?
100s ON THE WAY
Currently, the upper level high pressure system that is bringing us this hot and dry weather is centered over Texas. Temperatures build the next few days reaching 100 tomorrow, Friday and probably on Saturday too.
Over the weekend, the upper level high will move off to our west. This will allow upper level winds to shift to the north over North Texas. This is an unusual pattern for late June and early July. But we’ll take it, because it will send a “cold” front our way on Sunday!
On Sunday there is a chance of isolated storms with this front. There is only a 20% chance.
The great news is we will see drier and slightly cooler air for early next week.
The next couple of days will bring temperatures at or above 100° for the area. Friday will be our hottest day for the next 7 days.
As the cold front moves through Sunday into Monday, winds will begin to shift out of the North allowing temperatures to decrease.
Independence Day is only one day beyond our 7-Day Forecast. There is a chance of scattered Thunderstorms and we will be cooler than normal. The normal high for 4th of July is 94° but cooler temperatures and a chance for rain will be welcomed.
TRACK THE HEAT HERE - This is a new page on CBSDFW.com where you can follow the temperatures across the DFW area.