Hot-weather records continued to fall Friday as the temperature soared to 107 degrees, eclipsing the daily mark set in 1984.
Friday also marked the 53rd day of triple-digit readings for the year at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the third most all time in North Texas.
The No. 2 spot should be reached Tuesday with our 57th 100-degree day, which would pass the 1998 total of 56. The record is 69 days of triple-digit heat, set in 1980.
"There's no letup," said Joe Harris, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Fort Worth office.
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Friday also marked the 42nd day this year with a low temperature of at least 80 -- a record that has been changing daily. The previous record was 39 days, set in 1998.
Shoppers braving the crowds during this weekend's sales tax holiday will also battle the thermometer, with temperatures is forecast to be 107 Saturday and 105 on Sunday. The record for Saturday is 106, set in 1925 and matched in 1948. The record for Sunday is 105, set in 1948.
And while the thought of trying on raincoats or jackets might sound crazy, those cool-weather items are on the tax-free list.
"I'm sure people will enjoy being indoors," meteorologist Jennifer Dunn said.
When school begins Monday, the temperature is expected to reach 105.
The high is forecast to be 103 on Tuesday, 102 on Wednesday and 102 again on Thursday.
The possibility of a hurricane that shows signs of forming in the Atlantic Ocean and heading west could bring lower temperatures to North Texas by next weekend, dropping highs to the mid- to high 90s for several days, Harris said.