By Jeff Ray

The heat wave that started on August 1st is going to take a break after a dozen days in the 100+ range. After yesterday’s 107° (the hottest day in four years) storms rushed in a dropped the temperature down at the airport to 82° by four hours later. Ahead? Cooler days and rain chances:

Skycam_DFW Airport Ten Day Graph

The headlines tell the story: less heat, more rain:

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The culprit in all this is a slow moving low pressure system that has plagued southern Louisiana over the last 36 hours. Areas have received 10″-15″ of rain already with another 6″-10″ anticipated over the next two days. The bulk of this system keeps east of us but it’s close enough to keep rain chances in our forecast all week:

Today  AM US Airport Cast East Coast Monday

As we were approaching this event the concern for localized flooding was higher. It hasn’t disappeared but will be confined to our southeastern counties centered on Navarro, Anderson and Freestone:

TX Total Rainfall GFS  TX Rain ChancesTUE

Here is how the rain chances play out over the next three days:

TX Rain ChancesSAT TX Rain ChancesSUN TX Rain ChancesMON

Enjoy the week ahead. It’s rare we get cooler temperatures combined with decent rain chances in August. This month is our hottest and driest month of the year:

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