Cooler Temperatures and Rain Expected in DFW

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Temperatures in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex are expected to fall to the normal range for the area this week, bringing a reprieve from the excessive heat that has plagued North Texas all summer.

The area has seen 53 days of triple-digit temperatures so far this year, placing 2023 in fourth place in the rankings of years with the most triple-digit highs. The year 2011 holds the top spot for the most 100+ degree days, at 71.

This week, forecasted high temperatures range from 90 degrees on Monday to 80 on Friday. Overnight lows will range from 73 degrees on Monday to 68 on Friday.

Jason Dunn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, told The Dallas Express that the North Texas area is “close to done” with oppressive temperatures.

“We may still see some days where we’re up close to 90 or so, but we’re really starting to get into more of a fall pattern, which is typical for mid-September,” said Dunn.

The cooler temperatures will be helped along by showers and thunderstorms throughout the week, the result of an unsettled weather pattern.

“It will be quite a bit cooler with occasional rain chances both [Monday] and Tuesday. The greatest chances for rain will be near and west of I-35. While a few storms capable of gusty winds and frequent lightning are possible, severe storms are rather unlikely,” the NWS in Fort Worth tweeted on Monday.

“Highest chances for rain will be in [North Texas] before shifting into [Central Texas] late this week. Minor flooding will become a concern midweek, especially in areas that have already received rain,” the NWS said in another tweet.

The daily rain chances will continue through the rest of the work week. The NWS predicts a 70% chance of rain in DFW on Wednesday and Thursday and a 50% chance on Friday, with 2 to 4 inches of precipitation expected across North and Central Texas.

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