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Spotty Showers Possible Saturday

It won’t be a washout and not everyone will see rain



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    Spotty storms will be possible Saturday, but much of the day and area will be dry. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s Saturday, then upper 90s Sunday. Monday will be quite hot with temperatures above 100.

    A weak cold front will arrive around mid next week with another chance of storms and a drop in temperatures. Right now the Labor Day weekend looks dry with highs around 90.

    It’s been a dry August so far with only 0.72 inches of rain recorded at DFW Airport after a wet May and June. The airport had a surplus of 3.25 inches in May after picking up 8.15 inches and a surplus of .34 inches in June after picking up 4.13 inches of rainfall. The month of July had a deficit of 1.38 inches and now August is running a rainfall deficit of 0.51 inches.

    August is typically DFW Airport's driest month. Rainfall has been below average since July. The latest drought monitor shows much of the region experiencing abnormally dry conditions, but off to the West and Northwest, moderate to severe drought conditions are expanding.

    But, rain and storms are back in the forecast for part of the weekend. Although not everyone will see rain, a few storms that develop may produce gusty winds and heavy rain.

    Widespread severe weather is not expected, but brief heavy rainfall, gusty winds and frequent lightning will be possible Saturday afternoon and evening.

    Oppressive heat and humidity returns Monday with highs reaching about 100 degrees. More significant cooling is expected by the end of next week.

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