Just days after San Antonio reached the hottest temperature ever recorded in June, 108 degrees, parts of Texas will face record-challenging lows to start the month of July. Though the mercury hit 108 on June 29 for San Antonio, July 2 through 6 will likely bring overnight lows in the mid-60s, which could break daily records for the city. Low temperatures expected for Dallas may also replace decades-old records.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Mark Paquette said that dry air circling into the state from the East is bringing the heat relief to the area. In particular, it is abnormal dew points in the low 50s that will keep temperatures lower.
"It's highly unusual to see these dew points here this time of year," Paquette said.
This flow over the area will produce clear skies and light winds as the temperatures tease the records. Daytime highs for these areas will be close to normal, likely staying in the upper 80s to mid-90s, but will drop considerably when the sun goes down.
If it reaches 63 in Dallas on Tuesday night, as is expected, it would tie a record set in 1924. San Antonio is forecast to see 64 degrees Tuesday which would break the current record by one degree. San Antonio has not seen a low temperature in the 60s since June 8.
Expanding rainfall will bring good news and bad news for people in the northeastern United States into early next week.
Following an outbreak of severe thunderstorms at midweek, more storms will ignite over the southern Plains and will include the potential for flash flooding into the weekend.
Those looking forward to traveling or spending the bank holiday weekend outdoors across the United Kingdom will face bouts of rain and increasingly gusty winds.
Rain will threaten to put a damper on Walpurgis Night and May Day festivities across parts of Germany this weekend.
Enough cold air will be in place for another round of heavy snow to fall across Colorado, including Denver, to end the week.
One of the largest severe weather outbreak so far this year occurred this week as powerful winds, large hail and heavy rains pummeled the Plains and parts of the Ohio Valley over the course of several days.
Taylor, TX (1905)
2" of rain in 10 minutes; 2.3" in 15 minutes.
Raleigh, NC (1976)
Last of 28 straight days without measurable rain.
Bay of Bengal cyclone strikes near Chittagong; a 20-foot storm surge killed nearly 200,000 people and caused $1.4 billion in damages.