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Chances for record heat continue with relief on the horizon

The early season heatwave continues to bring hot temps to North Texas, but cooler temps and rain chances are back in the forecast.

DALLAS —


Record heat possible the rest of the workweek, but cooler temps return for the weekend

This early early season heat wave North Texas has been enduring unfortunately will continue, and in fact intensify a bit the rest of the workweek.

However, good news is on the horizon as a cold front and the return of shower and storm chances arrives by this weekend.

In the meantime, highs will be in mid to upper 90s each day the rest of the week with potentially record or very near record highs Tuesday through Friday.

Even hitting 100° is not completely out of the question later in the week. If this occurs, it would be the earliest D-FW has hit 100° since 2006. On average, our first 100° day occurs July 1st.

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Does this hot May mean we are going to have a repeat of 1980 or 2011?

We’ve been asked this question a countless number of times. It’s a great question. The quick answer is: no. 99.9% of the time there is never a correlation between one month‘s weather and the following season. 

So, we took a look back at the summers of 1980 and 2011 to see what those Mays were like. Neither may was remarkable with heat.  

Credit: WFAA
Credit: WFAA

We also looked at the top five warmest Mays on record to see what the following summers looked like. It’s all over the place. In fact, the top two warmest Mays on record were followed by pretty normal summers. 

So, don’t go panicking just yet about a “summer from hell.” There really is not a strong correlation between a warm May and a brutal summer.  

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