It was 101 degrees Monday, but just in time for football season, a little relief is on the way.
A high pressure system that has kept North Texas hot and dry is expected to start drifting northeast, allowing temperatures to drop slightly by the weekend.
“We shouldn’t see any triple digits,” said meteorologist Matt Stalley of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. “We should be closer to our average highs with temperatures back in the mid-90s.”
With a full slate of high school and college football games, including Saturday’s match between defending national champion Florida State and Oklahoma State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, scheduled over the Labor Day weekend, any cool-down will help.
High temperatures are expected to taper down as the week progresses, from 97 on Wednesday to 92 on Friday and 91 on Saturday.
There’s also a slight chance of rain this week, increasing from 10 percent today to 40 percent on Friday.
Stalley says the rains won’t get everyone wet but those who are lucky enough to get a shower should see a brief cool-down.
“It doesn’t look like it will be widespread but it will at least give us a chance of rain,” he said.