Thought these past few days were really hot? It's only going to get hotter from here. That is why the NWS has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of the North Texas area including the DFW metro. The warning will go into effect this afternoon through Friday evening. This is the first time an Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for our area since August of 2011. Typically, prolonged heat waves like occurs only once every few years. We will not fall below the 80s for the next few days, and afternoon highs will be in the upper 100s today and tomorrow. The forecast high for Friday is 108°, which will set the record temperature for that day, beating out the previous record of 105° set in 2012. It is imperative that you are practicing heat safety anywhere you go.
THE WEEKEND - Not much change. Expect mostly sunny skies with dangerously hot and humid conditions with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 100s. Some communities could surpass 110°. Make sure you are taking frequent breaks if you must do anything outside during the weekend.
NEXT WEEK - The early part of next week looks the same; hot, humid with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 100s. By the latter half of the week, a trough will develop in the Great Lakes and expand and move southward. This will allow a cold front to develop and push to the south which will slightly cool temperatures down followed by a chance of very isolated showers and thunderstorms. It won't cool down too much, as highs by late next week will be in the upper 90s, but it won't be brutally hot.
TROPIX - The Atlantic Basin remains quiet, with no new tropical cyclone development expected within the next week.