North Texas wakes up to cooler temps, chance for rain

07/28/2014 8:04 AM

07/28/2014 8:06 AM

A day after Dallas-Fort Worth registered its fifth triple-digit temperature of 2014, a cool front worked its way into the region and promised less-than-stifling heat and a chance for thunderstorms.

The high was 103 on Sunday, the hottest day so far in 2014.

On Monday, the mercury made it as far as 96. And today’s high is forecast to reach the mid-90s, below the average high of 97.

When a second front arrives late Wednesday, high temperatures later could dip into the mid-80s, a number virtually unheard of in August in North Texas.

“Thursday will be our coolest day when that secondary cold front passes through,” said Matt Stalley, a meterologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Monday’s front brought a 20-30 percent chance of thunderstorms for today.

The chance will increase to 40 percent overnight Wednesday.

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