August 10, 2014

Rain, heat on tap for North Texas

The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth is calling for a 30 percent chance of rain Monday afternoon with temperatures near 100 degrees for Tarrant County.

Rain chances for Tarrant County are fading on Monday, but temperatures still remained under triple digits.

Forecasters had lowered rain chances to 30 percent for Monday afternoon, and just a 20 percent chance for Monday evening.

The temperature was at 95 degrees at 2 p.m. Monday at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, and so Tarrant County might break a hot streak.

Sunday marked the fifth consecutive day of triple-digit temperatures in North Texas.

The temperature hit 101 degrees at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Sunday. A heat advisory was in effect for most of the weekend. And for those who keep track, that makes 10 days this summer that the temperature hit the century mark.

Forecasters said North Texas could see 100 degrees Monday in some counties, but clouds and thunderstorms could keep the temperatures in the 90s.

A cold front has been stationary on the Red River and should move through Tarrant County by Tuesday, the bringing rain possibilities on Monday.

“These storms hardly move so if you’re under one, you’re going to get a nice amount of rain,” said meteorologist Jesse Moore at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth on Sunday. “But you could be a mile away from the storm and not get a drop.”

The NWS office in north Fort Worth got 0.87 inches of rain Sunday and the airport got 0.01 inches. The Wedgwood area in Fort Worth received just a trace, while Haltom City and North Richland Hills reported just under half an inch.

Forecasters say daytime highs will be in the 90s on Tuesday and for the rest of the week.

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