Lots of Heat, Not Lots of Rain

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Highs today reached into the low 90’s again. We expect pretty much the same weather tomorrow. Morning clouds, afternoon sunshine and breezy south winds:

NTX Tomorrows Highs

The official high at DFW Airport hit 94°. Our Weather Watcher Network uniformly reported 90’s for afternoon highs as well:
WWN Hottest Temps

An upper-level ridge is keeping our rain chances at bay. We had a dry weekend (for the most part; some light rain did get into our northwest corner this morning for instance) and expect a dry Monday:

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This ridge moves off to the east mid-week. This opens the possibility of rain at least. With more moisture coming up from the Gulf some afternoon rain could reach our southeast corner by Tuesday. An upper-level low will over us on Wednesday to bring storm chances. And with the ridge to the east, storms that form in the daytime heating on the Central Plains could make a run for north Texas overnight Wednesday and Thursday. With all these possibilities we still only list a 20% storm chance across the mid-week:

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Meanwhile the summer steady heat is upon us. Low 90’s for highs this week with breezy afternoons. Nights will stay warm and muggy:

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We talk so much about the lack of rain here in north Texas because we rely so much on our lake reservoirs to supply our water needs. This is the driest start to a year in the last 40 decades and it shows in our area lake levels:

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While we are forecasting another dry summer, we do expect a wet fall thanks to a developing El Nino.

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