Reporting Jeff Jamison
Our incredible run of cooler-than-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation is coming to an end. Look at the impressive numbers on the rainfall map since Sunday when it all started.
This rain, as predicted, has put a dent in drought conditions over our state. The heaviest rainfall amounts were found in the areas under the worst drought conditions in North Texas. Here’s the weekly drought update. The severe drought category did drop 5% from last week. We’ll take what we can get.
The rain also helped keep temperatures down by a lot in the DFW area, but we are beginning that climb upward into the mid 90s, which is an average high temperature for mid July.
That’s not to say that we won’t have any rain in our forecast for today. There is a slight chance for pop up storms this afternoon, as the air still remains with enough moisture for some storms. There should be fewer storms today than what we’ve had the past few days.
Tomorrow, the rain chances will be confined mainly to East Texas.
Otherwise it’ll be a hot afternoon, after our morning in the 70s.
There is an Ozone Action Day for Thursday…Level Orange. This means if you suffer from asthma or other respiratory issues, you may want to spend more time indoors this afternoon when ground-level ozone pollution levels will be at their highest.
Hot today, but only getting hotter in the 7day forecast. We’ll more than likely be back into the triple digits by the middle of next week.