DALLAS -- It's official. Friday is being marked down as the "hottest day of the year" so far as temperatures reached 107 degrees. The previous record was 106 degrees on this date in 1999.
Matt Zavadsky with MedStar said the agency responded to six heat-related calls.
Scattered storms fell on North Texas at about 4 p.m. Friday, all part of a cold front expected to drop our temperatures into the 80s.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in place until 5:30.
Severe T-storm Warning for Collin & Dallas Co. til 5:30pm. Main threat is 60+mph winds. Storm is nearly stationary. pic.twitter.com/HeFImUOLqD— WFAA-TV Weather (@wfaaweathertoo) August 12, 2016
After the storms, several cities including Irving and Dallas, reported minor damage, including downed power lines and trees, and flooding on roads.
A Heat Advisory was issued through 7 p.m. with the Heat Index between 105 and 107 degrees on Friday.
Thunderstorms were seen redeveloping south of the Red River at about 10:30 p.m. and were moving south toward DFW. They’re not severe but they could reach as far south of I-20 before midnight.
In terms of the weekend, virtually every weather model is suggesting the weekend will be drier than previously advertised, specifically for the DFW area. There will certainly be rain in our area this weekend, but the majority of it may stay south and east of DFW.
There will be a drop in temperatures with lows in the 80s.