Dallas: Warmth, Sunshine to Remain

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
August 21, 2014; 12:20 PM ET
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In the wake of drenching thunderstorms and frequent lightning, temperatures and the amount of sunshine will trend upward this week.

During this week, a zone of high pressure will build at most levels of the atmosphere over the South Central states. As this occurs, the rain and cloud cover originating from Mexico will diminish.

With increasing amounts of sunshine and less thunderstorm activity through Friday, temperatures will climb into the upper 90s to near 100 F.

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Much of the West is dealing with significant drought and Texas is no exception.

The lack of rain will not aid the over 35 percent of Texas classified as being in a severe drought.

Nearly 3 percent of the state is in exceptional drought, the highest classification according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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