Heat will linger across DFW for the rest of the week

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The first hint of fall-like weather is nowhere to be found.

“We are waiting,” National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Huckaby said Monday. “Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be any change in the pattern in the next seven to 10 days.”

Monday’s high temperature was 96 degrees at Dallas Fort Worth Airport, and Huckaby said it will be much of the same for the rest of the week.

And he’s not giving up on North Texas hitting 100 degrees again this month.

“As dry as we are, it’s hard to say we won’t see another,” Huckaby said.

Normal high temperatures for the next several days of the month are in the upper 80s.

So far this month, DFW Airport has seen four 100-degree days; the September average is one. The record for the most 100-degree days in September is seven, set in 2000.

There have now been 28 100-degree days this year. That’s above the average of 18 but below the 34 that DFW recorded last year.

A “backdoor cold front” could slip into North Texas this weekend but it wouldn’t do much to drop temperatures, Huckaby said.

If the summer-like weather continues into late September or early October, it could force tighter water restrictions. Once-a-week outdoor restrictions are triggered when the reservoirs from the Tarrant Regional Water District, which supplies raw water to almost all of Tarrant County, reach 60 percent.

As of Monday, Tarrant Regional’s lakes overall capacity was 65.8 percent.

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

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