Cool dry front arrives in DFW, bringing possibly record lows

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Forecasters say the sizzling heat of the last several days is gone and North Texans will see unusually mild temperatures for most of the week.

“We should see low temperatures in the 60s through at least Friday morning,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Nick Hampshire.

Shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, the temperature recorded at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport was 68. The record low for the date is 64 degrees, set in 1924.

Forecasters are calling for a low Tuesday morning in the mid 60s. The record for the date is 65, also set in 1924 and matched in 1943.

Highs are expected to remain in the upper 80s and low 90s through the weekend. There’s a slight chance of rain this weekend and humidity will likely return by then.

“But it looks like we won’t be returning to triple digits through the middle of next week,” Hampshire said.

The cool air was ushered into the area by a front Sunday, that dropped Sunday’s high to 92, down from Friday’s high of 103 at D/FW.

“This happens in late fall, not July,” said meteorologist Dan Shoemaker of the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

And for those hitting the road for the holiday weekend, it will be even cooler to the north. In Oklahoma City, highs will remain in the low-to-mid 80s throughout the week; it will also be in the 80s in most of Arkansas throughout the week. Further north, highs are actually in the 70s Monday and Tuesday in Kansas City and Chicago.

Just stay away from the Western U.S., where Monday’s highs were expected to be above 110 in Las Vegas and Phoenix for the next several days.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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