Mid-July and still no 100-degree day?
That is so 2007.
Saturday’s official high at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport was 99, forecasters said, and it marked the second time this month that the mercury stopped rising a tick mark short of triple digits.
Not that anyone was complaining, of course. At the start of last week, forecasters expected the barrier to be broken on Friday.
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The last time it took this long to get that hot around these parts, the Great Recession was still about five months in the future. On average, the first triple-digit day arrives June 30, said Matt Bishop, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Fort Worth office.
“We got to 99 today, so sometimes it just happens a little later than normal,” he said Saturday evening.
If it doesn’t occur in the next 72 hours or so, it may not get close again for a while.
“If it happens this week, it’ll be [Sunday] or Monday,” Bishop said. “After that, for this upcoming week it looks like we’ll be much cooler than what it has been in previous weekends.”
A cool front is expected Tuesday night that may bring rain along with it. Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s, and lows will be in the mid-60s to low 70s throughout the week, with rain most likely on Thursday, he said.