Labor Day will be hot and breezy, with these weather conditions expected to persist for the remainder of the week, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
NWS meteorologists predicted that North Texas will see triple-digit temperatures all week long, with some chances for showers and thunderstorms to appear on the horizon this weekend.
Temperatures are expected to reach up to 100 degrees across the region on Monday.
Counties to the west might potentially see temperatures as high as 102. Here, an elevated risk of fires will also be present, while counties to the east have a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Nonetheless, hot weather will persist.
“It’s going to feel like summer for the next few days, unfortunately,” said Sarah Barnes with the NWS in Fort Worth in a phone interview.
Temperatures may rise as high as 108 across North Texas as the week goes on, the NWS predicted. Lows for each day are expected to range from the high 70s to the low 80s.
Heat index values for the remainder of the work week are expected to be between 102 and 108 degrees.
The good news is that Barnes believes that the upcoming weekend could bring some relief from the heat, with temperatures potentially dropping below 100 degrees.
“Although it’s, it’s pretty far out at this point we do have high temperatures currently forecasted to be below the century mark on Saturday although it will be close,” said Barnes. “And then maybe Sunday as well, we have temperatures right around 98 in the forecast at the moment.”
“It looks like we’ll see chances of showers and thunderstorms increase on Saturday right now. We’re only looking at about a 20% chance, but it’s pretty far out,” Barnes continued. “So, confidence is not very significant at this point so expect that to change one way or another.”
With high temperatures persisting, weather officials advise residents of North Texas to remain weather-aware and practice heat safety.