As summer ramps up to its peak, Dallas will be feeling the heat as temperatures climb near the 100 F mark.
Skies will be sunny for the next several days. The next chance of storms is midweek as thunderstorms could pop up, slightly lowering temperatures.
While the sun continues to shine over the weekend, temperatures will be consistently near 100 F, on par with typical averages for the Dallas area at this point of the summer.
Overnight temperatures should remain in the upper 70s, at times hitting 80 F.
Those planning on spending extended amounts of time in the sun over the weekend should take proper precautions by applying sunscreen regularly throughout the day.
A few weeks past the average date for the first 100 F in Dallas, typically by June 30, Dallas has yet to reach the 100 F mark. On July 7. the city got the closest, reaching 99 F.
In addition, with high heat, it is important to stay hydrated and drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day.
As parts of Dallas remain in a severe drought area according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the next chance of relief is the possible storms projected for next week.
A developing tropical storm, moving just north of the large islands of the Caribbean, will take aim at the Bahamas and southern Florida into this weekend.
Regions dealing with Zika-carrying mosquitoes could have another threat to monitor as tropical activity picks up this season.
A deadly earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time on Wednesday with tremors felt as far away as the capital city of Rome.
Showers threaten to put a damper on some festivities during the late summer bank holiday, especially early in the weekend.
Thunderstorms with the risk of locally severe weather will extend from the central Plains to the eastern Great Lakes into Thursday evening.
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