FORT WORTH -- The lawn chairs were mostly empty, but the TCU Recreation Center pool was crowded as temperatures neared 100 degrees Monday afternoon.
A record high of 99 degrees was measured at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, surpassing the 98 degrees recorded in 2006. It was even hotter northwest of Fort Worth; Wichita Falls recorded a high of 102.
Chrissy Mason, a TCU student, said the unusually hot weather forced her to abandon her chair and catch rays from the water.
"It's hotter than I expected," Mason said.
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Although the cloudless sky drew what a lifeguard said was a larger-than-usual crowd, the heat caused some to pack up early.
"I have a headache now," said TCU student Amanda Kruse, as she was leaving the pool. "I think it was too hot."
Look for more of the same throughout the week.
Daniel Huckaby, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, said temperatures are going to stay higher than normal through the week, with highs in the 90s each day.