A few hours after there was officially record-breaking heat in North Texas, storms are developing in parts of North Texas late Sunday night.
DFW Airport reached a high of 97 Sunday afternoon, breaking the old record for the date, and a full 14 degrees above normal. The first two weeks of May have been the second hottest ever for DFW, trailing only the drought year of 1955. Unfortunately, this early summer heat that we've been experiencing looks to get even more intense. Record highs will be well within reach much of the upcoming week.
Be sure to take those heat precautions this next week. It may be a good idea to scale back some outdoor activities so as not to overexert yourself in the heat. Be sure to stay hydrated too. Also, keep your pets cool and watered.
A very weak cold front will drift through North Texas overnight. It has triggered severe thunderstorms, but the worst has been north and northeast of DFW. Those storms will diminish as they drift south overnight. But behind the front, temperatures won't drop more than a couple of degrees on Monday. Then it is back to record heat for the rest of the work week.
HOW HOT WILL IT GET?
Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s all the way through next Friday. Given those expected temperatures, it's possible DFW will tie or set records over the next seven days.
Even if records are not broken each day, temperatures are going to remain well above the normal high of 83.
Be sure to take those heat precautions. It may be a good idea to scale back some outdoor activities so as not to overexert yourself in the heat. Be sure to stay hydrated too. Also, keep your pets cool and watered.
There are signs of a bit of a cool down along with increased rain chances next weekend.
CALLS TO CONSERVE
The near-record heat combined with six power plants dropping off the grid Friday prompted ERCOT, Texas' power grid operator, to put out a call for all Texans to conserve energy over the next few days.
In a statement, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said, "unseasonably hot weather" was driving record demand across Texas" and that they need everyone to conserve power between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday after six facilities unexpectedly tripped offline Friday afternoon.
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