By Jeff Ray

Morning clouds and fog helped hinder the daily warm-up. Here are the temperatures as of 2:00pm:

NTX Temp Plot

The highs tomorrow look to be a little warmer.

NTX Tomorrows Highs

Storm chances go from paltry 10% this afternoon to a “we-only-mention-it-because-there-is-a-mathematical-possibility” 5% tomorrow. It’s the same chance for the work week ahead:


Stretches of dry weather in summer usually bodes hot weather ahead. This is the first time DFW has avoided a 100° day so far along into the summer since 2007. That summer it took over a foot of rain to keep that from happening. This summer it’s been decidedly drier:

Summer of 2007

In fact this is the ninth driest start to a year on record and driest one since 1996. If we don’t get any measurable rain in the next seven days like the rain chances graphic suggests we’ll move up to eighth on that list by Thursday. But does this mean insufferable heat is ahead? Not necessarily;  back in 1996 we had 13 100° days (the average is 18 a year). That summer ranks 54th hottest on the list out of 116 summers on record , just about average.

We’ll have the full forecast for you at CBS 11 Weekend News at 6pm. Join me then!

CBS 11 meteorologist Jeff Ray prepares his weather forecast on October 19, 2011. (credit: Phil Stauskas/KTVT/KTXA)

CBS 11 Meteorologist Jeff Ray


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