DFW WFAA Weather Forecast: More record heat on the way
DALLAS – Several high temperature records have been broken this summer. The heat doesn’t let up in North Texas! But some relief will arrive soon. Here are the latest predictions:
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- Triple-digit temperatures are expected on Saturday and Sunday.
- Intermittent to scattered rain and possible storms from Saturday to Monday
- A cold front will drop temperatures into the 90s during the upcoming work week
The hottest day of summer
On Friday, DFW reached 110 degrees for the seventh time on record. It was the first time the temperature had reached 110 degrees or hotter since the horrific summer of 2011. Friday’s high of 110 degrees is the fourth highest temperature on record at DFW International Airport.
So far in the summer of 2023, DFW has reached 100 degrees or hotter 45 times. This is more than double the summer average. Although he hasn’t surpassed last summer yet, he ranks eighth all-time.
Although this summer may not be the hottest on record overall, the heat has been quite intense in the second half of this summer. DFW is now second only to 1980 in the number of days with high temperatures reaching 105 degrees or higher.
Chances of heat and rain at the end of the week
Saturday will be another day of record heat with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees and another excessive heat warning in effect.
DFW’s record is 106 degrees set in 2011. Saturday’s high will likely be somewhere between 106 degrees and 108 degrees.
During the heat of the day, some rain and storms are possible, but don’t count on seeing rain! Any rain will be more falling than falling, so consider yourself very lucky if you see rain or a storm.
Sunday brings some changes! A “cold” front will move through the area bringing slightly cooler temperatures to areas from DFW to the north. DFW could be 100 degrees or hotter, but it could be close.
This front will also provide a focus for some higher coverage showers and storms in areas south of DFW. Again, not everyone will see the rain, so enjoy it if you do.
Fire danger and burn bans remain
High fire danger will continue throughout all of North Texas for the foreseeable future. Due to persistent drought, high temperatures, low humidity and breezy weather conditions, any fires that start can spread quickly.
Please continue to practice fire safety!
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10 day forecast
The “cold” front arriving on Sunday should drop highs into the 90s for most of the next workday! While it’s still hot, we’ll get a break from record and triple-digit heat. Mornings will also be more comfortable with lows in the 70s. Unfortunately, it looks like the 100 will be back on Labor Day weekend.