Temperatures Rise Across North Texas

Temperatures Rise
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Chances of storms and rising temperatures are on the horizon this week.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Worth has predicted chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout this week. Temperatures are expected to increase as the week progresses.

The NWS expects the chance for storms to begin in the afternoon hours of Monday, with identical conditions being predicted for the afternoon hours of the following day. While no severe conditions are yet expected for either day, weather officials did say that conditions such as gusty winds, locally heavy rain, and lightning are all possible.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid to upper 80s across the region on June 5 and rise into the 90s on June 6. This warming trend is expected to continue through the week.

Scattered chances of showers will persist through the remainder of the week and into the weekend. Temperatures across the region are expected to rise throughout the week before reaching the mid-90s by June 9.

Allison Prater, a meteorologist with the NWS in Fort Worth, told The Dallas Express that despite storms being possible through the week, the primary weather concern would be the heat index compounded by moisture. Prater said that these factors would make days seem warmer than they truly are.

Prater also said the heat index value would make it feel like temperatures are in the triple digits.

“So the actual high temperature for each day is not going to be that high. It’ll be mainly in the mid-nineties,” said Prater. “However, since we do have that increased moisture, the humidity is going to be higher, and that’s what’s going to cause those heat indexes to be warm — much warmer than normal.”

Prater said the region normally reaches an “ambient temperature” of 100 degrees by July 1. Citizens are advised to be vigilant of changes in the weather and take precautions in the increased temperatures.

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