FORT WORTH – Temperatures in North Texas were above normal for the 12th straight day Monday, with a high of 97 degrees at 5 p.m.
The National Weather Service had said there was a chance for the first triple-digit reading of the year.
"Oh, there is a chance," Mark Fox, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, said Monday morning. "We're forecasting 99, so that's only a one-degree error. It's a possibility."
The run of above-normal temperatures began in late May, which saw a high of 97 degrees on the 28th.
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The temperature reached 100 degrees on June 5 a year ago, but the normal high for the first week of June is 88 to 89 degrees.
Sunday's high temperature reached 99 and, for the first time this year, the Metroplex was put under a level orange air pollution watch.
Fox said popcorn showers are possible this afternoon, but the chance is small.
"A lucky few will get some rain," he said.
Expect more of the same the rest of the week: Hot and dry with a slim chance for rain.
Fox said North Texas is in a weather pattern that we typically don't see until late June and early July.
"We're already stuck in the pattern," he said. "It's here."