Are you ready for highs in the 80s?
dallas – The scorching September heat isn’t going away just yet. Temperatures are expected to rise to record levels this week. But there is finally hope on the horizon.
A heat warning is in effect Wednesday, FOX 4 Meteorologist Evan Andrews said. The high will reach 103 and the heat index will reach 110 degrees.
Thursday and Friday will be even more brutal. There will likely be heat warnings with temperatures reaching 105 and 107.
These two days will push 2023 into fourth place for the highest number of 100 degree days on record.
“We rarely hit 107 this late in the season,” Evan said. “I think we easily jump to fourth place on the list. I hope we don’t go any further.”
The good news is that a weak front is in the forecast for the weekend, and a second, stronger cold front will appear early next week.
“I think we’ll finally see some real September weather next week,” Evan said. “Next week, our pattern will definitely keep us on the cooler side. The 90s (on the weekend) will be replaced by some 80s.”
correct. You can get excited. The maximum temperature next Tuesday is expected to be only 88 degrees!!
ERCOT issues a weather watch through Friday
The state’s power grid operator is once again warning Texans that excessive heat could cause problems.
The Texas Electricity Reliability Council issued a weather report for Wednesday through Friday.
The agency said that high temperatures at the state level will lead to an increase in demand and may cause a decrease in electricity reserves.
Supply and demand forecasts from ERCOT show the biggest problem could be Wednesday around 8 p.m., when demand is expected to be higher than committed power supply.
A rolling blackout will be implemented if this occurs.
However, ERCOT has released weather watches several times over the past few weeks, and this has not happened.
Energy conservation efforts and access to emergency power supplies helped the grid operator avoid power outages.
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