Summer-like weather greets first day of school

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For students returning to school Monday, the weather was still stubbornly feeling like summer.

And forecasters are predicting heat to build into the Labor Day weekend.

Monday’s high was expected to reach the mid-90s, but 100-degree temperatures are expected to return by midweek.

“It looks like we’ll reach 100 degrees or higher Wednesday through Saturday,” National Weather Service meteorologist Nick Hampshire said.

The average number of 100-degree days at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is 18. This year, temperatures have reached 100 degrees on 21 days, far better than the last two years. Last year, DFW Airport recorded 34 days, but 2011 set the all-time record with 71 days reaching 100 or higher.

Though temperatures may stay below 100 Sunday, forecasters don’t see any sign yet of the first September cool front — or any significant chance of rain. There will be a slight chance of rain Monday and Sept. 3 southwest of Fort Worth, but none is expected in the DFW area.

Any chance of rain from Tropical Depression Fernand also appears unlikely. The storm system is headed into Central Mexico and not expected to affect Texas.

Bill Hanna, 817-390-7698 Twitter: @fwhanna

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