Mother Nature made North Texas sweat again Sunday, and she's not going to let up.
The high was 103 degrees on Sunday at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, making it the 30th consecutive 100-degree day in the area.
That ended a month that had North Texans feeling as if they were in a microwave.
The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth estimated that the average high for July in North Texas was 101.7 degrees.
And now Mother Nature has her eyes on the record of consecutive 100-degree days, 42, set in 1980. So far the area is at No. 2 on the list.
Could the record be broken?
"It's possible," said Matt Bishop, a meteorologist at the weather service's Fort Worth office. "It's hard to tell that many days out, but we're going to see 100-degree days for at least a week."
Bishop said Sunday that the length of the streak surprises him.
"A few weeks ago, I wouldn't have thought we would have reached 30," Bishop said.
North Texans now face one of the hottest months of the year.
The weather service has issued an excessive heat watch -- a prolonged period of dangerous hot and humid weather -- until Thursday.
North Texas could feel some of the highest temperatures this year. Forecasters are calling for highs of 107 to 108 degrees every day this week. The heat index could be 110 or 111 degrees.
The highest temperature during this streak was 106 on July 25. The highest temperature ever recorded at the airport was 113 degrees, on June 28, 1980.
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