If your air conditioning isn't work these days, it's time to fix it because Mother Nature is bringing very hot temperatures in the next few days.
North Texans should see temperatures in the upper 90s today, and then it's going to become an oven around here.
Forecasters say some areas might see triple-digit temperatures on Thursday and most of North Texas will sweat under 100-degree heat by Friday and through the weekend.
"It's going to be air-conditioning weather," said meteorologist Matt Bishop of the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.
North Texans got a dose of the heat last month when it hit 100 degrees on June 24. Since that time, Mother Nature has brought five other days with temperatures at 100 degrees or higher. The highest temperature this summer was on June 26 when it hit 106.
But Bishop noted that this summer pales in comparison to last summer.
"It was just warmer last summer," Bishop said. "We've just experienced a normal summer for North Texas this year."
Here's what happened last summer: a record 71 days of 100 degrees or higher, 40 consecutive 100-degree days (second place behind 1980's 42), 19 days of 105 degrees or more (second behind 1980's 28) and a high of 110 degrees Aug. 2, 2011 (tied for seventh place).
The summer of 2011 also cooked the DFW record books with the highest average temperature (90.6, topping 89.2 degrees in 1980) and the warmest month on record, August (93.4 degrees, topping 92.0 in July 1980).
Even the nights were miserable last summer, with 55 days when the low was 80 degrees or higher, torching the record of 39 set in 1998.
On Aug. 3, 2011, the high temperature was 109 after a morning low of 86, adding up to the highest mean temperature ever recorded for Dallas-Fort Worth.
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