Late Summer Heat Wave Coming

by CBS11 Meteorologist Jeff Jamison

A few isolated showers have developed this afternoon near the Metroplex.  Coverage is very low and expected to stay low throughout the rest of the evening.  Best chances of rain are closer to a compact upper low near Abilene.  That low is moving northwest, away from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

KTVT Standard



There is a sprawling ridge of high pressure across most of the middle of the country.  This is accounting for heat advisories and heat warnings as far north as Minnesota.

KTVT Street Level



The area of low pressure will continue to work north into the middle of the country tomorrow, as the center of the high builds closer to North Texas…temperatures will be higher on Wednesday because of this.

TX SatRad Master1



By late week, the high should be right on top of us, and that means a return to the triple digits…with temperatures running five to ten degrees above normal going into the Labor Day weekend.

TX SatRad Master11



Without any rain in the forecast for the next several days and with temperatures climbing over 100°, the water districts serving North Texas will continue to be strained.  Below you can see where the big 3 water districts in our area stand and how they’ve changed since late July.  The drought and water usage has drained the districts’ capacity by 2 to 4%.

Reservoir Levels



Temperatures may come down a degree or two by Labor Day and Tuesday, but above normal temperatures are found throughout the entire 7day forecast.  Summer is not officially over, of course.


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