88 degrees a new record high

Posted Friday, Nov. 02, 2012  comments  Print Reprints

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The unusually warm November continued Friday as a record high temperature of 87 was set at DFW Airport, breaking the old record of 86 that was set in both 1945 and 2008.

It comes a day after the record high of 88 for Nov. 1 was tied on Thursday.

There's still a chance the temperature could warm enough to tie the all-time high of 89 for the month of November

"I can't say it's out of the realm of possibility," said National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh.

November is the only month in North Texas where it has never reached 90 degrees since records started being kept in 1898. In 1951, it reached 90 degrees on Dec. 30 and in 1911, it reached 93 degrees on Jan. 31.

Temperatures are expected to be slightly cooler on Saturday with highs in the mid-80s before a cold front drops highs back into the 70s on Sunday.

There's also a 20 percent chance of rain Saturday and Sunday.

"It will be hit and miss with slightly better chances of rain to the east of the Metroplex," Cavanaugh said. "The rain will likely be in the form of a thunderstorm so if you get in the middle of a good one, you could see some good rainfall."

Bill Hanna, (817) -390

Twitter: @fwhanna

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