Slightly cooler temperatures ahead, but not fall yet

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A slight cool-down is expected for the Dallas-Fort Worth area this weekend after a round of isolated thunderstorms Friday afternoon, but don’t grab your fall sweaters from the closet just yet, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth cautioned.

Highs may reach 95 degrees Friday with heat index temperatures feeling more like 98, the National Weather Service was forecasting. Forecasters are calling for a 30 percent chance of showers Friday afternoon with light winds. Some storms may be accompanied by cloud-to-ground lightning and winds gusting from 40-to-60 mph.

But severe widespread storms are not in the forecast, said Nick Hampshire, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Fort Worth office.

We get some relief Saturday and Sunday with high temperatures expected in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s, Hampshire said.

“It will cool down some this weekend but it could creep back up into the mid-90s again,” Hampshire said. “It’s probably a safe bet to say we’ve passed the time of year where we’re going to see triple-digit temperatures in the forecast.”

Forecasters are calling for a 20 percent chance of rain on Monday.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752 Twitter: @mitchmitchel3

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