August was doling out one final blast, including a record-tying high of 107 at D/FW Airport Monday afternoon, before backing way off around midweek, the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth reports.
Sunday's high of 105 tied a record set in 1980 and the 107 reading at 3 p.m. Monday tied another, set in 1952, as North Texas baked under triple-digit temperatures for the 23rd time in 24 days.
But relief might finally be on the way.
Temperatures are expected to fall to the low 90s Wednesday, putting at least a temporary end to the August blast furnace that has held the region in its grip for three weeks.
The average high for this time of year is 94, the weather service reports.
Since July 31, we have seen 23 days of triple-digit temperatures. It was only 96 degrees on Aug. 18.
Tuesday's high is expected to be in the upper 90s before the cooling begins. The forecast holds a 30 percent chance for rain after 1 p.m.
Wednesday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 90s.
Initially, the weather service website listed a high of 89 for Wednesday.
High temperatures through the rest of the week will range from the low to mid 90s, with lows in the low 70s and possibly in the upper 60s Friday morning.