ANOTHER HOT AUGUST DAY - We are forecasting highs between 95-101 degree range this afternoon with a partly cloudy sky. We will see a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms try to develop as a surface front stalls near the Red River, but keep in mind that many communities will stay dry. The average high for DFW on August 28 is 97 degrees.
REST OF THE WEEK - Not much change in the overall weather pattern; we stick with hot, humid afternoons with more sun than clouds. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s each day. Heat levels will continue to drop a little bit each day.
FOOTBALL WEATHER - For the high school football games going on this Friday, temperatures will start out around 95 at kick off, falling to the 89-92 degree range by the end of the fourth quarter.
The Mansfield ISD schools will be traveling to the Tulsa area in Oklahoma for their first Inaugural Border Brawl games this Friday. All of the games have kickoff times around 7-7:30p. Temperatures should be around 92 by kickoff, falling to around the upper 80s by the final whistle.
THE WEEKEND - September 1 marks the first day of Meteorological Fall, but you know Texas, it doesn't just magically turn cool, sadly. It will be only a couple degrees cooler with highs around 95 with mostly sunny skies.
NEXT WEEK - Global models have been hinting some tropical moisture advecting from the Gulf, so we will slightly mention the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms during the week. This would also mean slightly cooler temperatures with more clouds than sun, but "we'll believe it when we see it". Expect highs to remain in the middle 90s for most days. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
TROPIX - The NHC is monitoring a wave located off of the African Coast, they only give it a low (30%) chance of developing during the next five days. Development of this disturbance could be somewhat hard as cooler waters could hinder development. But, as we get to the peak month of hurricane season, anything could happen, so we will continue to monitor. The rest of the Atlantic Basin is quiet.