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Hottest Day Since Last September

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What a great first weekend in May! Sunny skies and low humidity. The official high at DFW today was 96°. The dewpoints were in the 30′s teamed with a strong south wind. It wasn’t a record high today (it would have been tomorrow) but it was the warmest its been in 228 days (last Sept. 18th when it hit 97°)

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May the 4th be with you and the heat today. This hot this early in the year? Not since 2006. And its only happened 14 times before in the last 100 years of record keeping here in the metroplex.

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It won’t be as hot tomorrow because of higher humidity. It will be a sunny Cinco with strong south winds. We’ll again have to worry about fire danger in our western counties:

NTX Tomorrow Highs

One of other reasons it got so hot today was because it’s been so dry. In drought conditions the daily highs creep a little higher because of the dry soils. We have some rain ahead this work week; it arrives in full force on Thursday. On Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll see storms form to our west along the dryline late in the day:

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We don’t expect these storms to reach the metroplex but they’ll get close on Wednesday. By Thursday an approaching storm system from the west pushes all this activity right into the rest of north Texas. There is a risk of severe weather and heavy rain with this system:

Thu

A frontal boundary could drap over us on Friday; this means another decent chance of rain:

Fri

The clouds and rain will keep the temperatures out of the 90′s. Here is your extended forecast:

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