DALLAS — While we settle into a triple-digit heat streak, it is hard to think about relief just around the corner. A strong ridge of high pressure has parked itself over the area. This is what is increasing temperatures and significantly limiting our rain chances.
And it is the main reason why outflows from monsoonal rain won't make it into North Texas.
See the map below? The heaviest rain stays just to the west over the next 10 days.
The ridge of high pressure slightly scoots to the east late this weekend. This lets a weak cold front slide into North Texas. It is too early to tell exact times and amounts of rain, but models are hinting at not just rain, but a cooldown, too.
Keep in mind, it is summer in Texas. That mean a "cooldown" drops us to the mid-90s.
Rain is also possible! It doesn't look to be widespread, but we will take what we can get at this point. We could see 10-20% coverage between Sunday to Tuesday. It won't be a lot, between a trace to one-tenth of an inch accumulation.
Unfortunately, rainfall will only bring temporary relief. Triple digits return by next Friday.