The atmosphere continues to "cook the books" in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and the string of triple-digit heat may last for the next couple of weeks.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Dallas has had 39 days in a row with high temperatures of 100 degrees or higher.
The last time it failed to reach triple-digit figures was July 1.
The current heat wave stands at number two on the all-time list for number of days in a row of 100-degree temperatures. The old number two on the list was 29 days in a row spanning July 6 through Aug. 3, 1998.
The longest stretch of days for 100-degree temperatures in Dallas was 42 set during the blistering summer of 1980, spanning June 23 through Aug. 3, 1980.
According to Long Range Expert Meteorologist Paul Pastelok, "The current string of 100-degree days will probably last through the middle of August."
A cluster of thunderstorms or a tropical system could easily change that rather abruptly. Unfortunately, there is nothing like that foreseen at this time through the middle of the month.
All that is needed is 3 more days to tie and 4 to break the record in Dallas.
While a number of people love hot weather, many are glad July is over. For multiple cities, it was the hottest month ever.
NOAA released its 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Thursday, predicting another active season.
This holiday weekend, a rare astronomical phenomenon will occur that will not be seen again until October 2015.
San Antonio is getting hit by heavy thunderstorms on Friday afternoon and evening.
A few days after a chilly storm departs the Northeast, warm weather will make a strong comeback in parts of the Midwest and the East later next week.
Severe weather and drenching downpours will affect parts of the Plains and Midwest over the Memorial Day Weekend.
"This pup was literally singing when he saw his family," Michelle Karolicki, relocation program manager of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, said about a reunion that took place on Thursday.
Knoxville, TN (1807)
Hail 10" in circumference hail; a tornado went over the river, sucking fish out of the water.
West Coast (1982)
Heat wave: San Francisco, CA 91 degrees, (new record; previous record 79 in 1975) San Jose, CA 84 degrees Portland, OR 85 degrees (tied record)
Newton, NJ (1925)
96 degrees on the 23rd; 39 degrees on the morning of the 24th.