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First day of summer brings the heat to North Texas

North Texas staying hot and sunny, with highs in mid to upper 90s.
North Texas staying hot and sunny, with highs in mid to upper 90s. Courtesy

The first day of summer brought a high temperature of 98 degrees, a full 6 degrees higher than normal.

Fort Worth will see a high of 96 degrees Tuesday, with heat index values reaching 101, and an overnight low of 78 degrees going into Wednesday, National Weather Service meteorologist Juan Hernandez said.

The normal temperature for today is 92 degrees, he said.

Dewpoints have decreased, which means less humidity, which in turn means lower heat index values, he said. Last week higher dewpoints and more humidity pushed heat index values to the mid- and upper 100s.

Temperatures are expected to hit 97 on Wednesday, with the heat index value reaching 103 degrees, Hernandez said.

Things will cool down slightly after Wednesday, with temperatures dropping to 96 on Thursday and heat index values reaching 100 degrees.

Any rain that does pop up in the next few days will be to the east and south of the Metroplex, Hernandez said. Chances for rain in North Texas are low, and won’t come until next week.

“The summer heat is upon us,” Hernandez said.

Dylan Bradley: 817-390-7984, @dbradley1220

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