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Dallas-Fort Worth Flirting With 100 Degrees This Week

Raymond Kasprzak
The forecast calls for highs in the upper 90s throughout the week.

When will North Texas reach 100 degrees this summer?

So far this year, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport hasn’t recorded 100 degrees – yet. We’re going to get close this week.

Upper 90s all week

Expect highs in the upper 90s throughout the week – the National Weather Service forecast calls for a high of 99 degrees today. With the heat index, it’ll feel like it's between 102 and 105 degrees this afternoon. (The heat index considers not just the temperature, but the relative humidity.)

It’s the hottest weather we’ve seen so far this summer.

Parts of North Texas might “cool off” into the mid-90s later in the week.

The weather service passes along some helpful reminders: Stay hydrated. Never leave kids and pets unattended in vehicles. Limit activities during the hottest time of the day.

100-degree facts

Typically North Texas sees its first 100-degree day June 30. The last time we saw 100 degrees? Sept. 10.

The largest gap between 100-degree days? The weather service says it was 681 days – between Aug. 8, 1972 to July 20, 1974.

A very wet spring

The weather service also says Texas saw on average 20.27 inches of rain from March 1 through June 30 – 9 inches fell during May. That makes it the wettest four-month period on record (at least going back to 1895). The previous record had been May through August 2007, the weather service says. 

Photo: Raymond Kasprzak/Shutterstock

Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department, including radio and digital reporters, producers and newscasters. He also oversees, the station’s news website, and manages the station's digital news projects. He reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio. He's discussed breaking news live on various public radio programs, including The Takeaway, Here & Now and Texas Standard, as well as radio and TV programs in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.