Four days of 100-degree heat scorched the Dallas area, but the mercury is expected to drop below the century mark for most of this week.
Temperatures will remain in the upper 90s for the first week of September, but may hover around triple-digit levels again over the weekend.
Residents experienced 102 and 103 degrees last Thursday and Friday, respectively. Saturday's high reached 105 with poor air quality from air stagnation. Sunday's high peaked at 104. As the temperatures drop going into this week, there will be a slight break in humidity. Dew points will be around the low to mid-60s.
Dallas had 16 100-degree days in August with 105-degree days on Aug. 7 and 31.
Despite this week's forecast for sunny skies and heat, the fall forecast brings midseason severe storms to the area.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours to the northeastern U.S. and break the back of an extended heat wave.
Repeating and slow-moving storms will raise the risk of flash flooding and damaging winds over northern and central High Plains into Thursday night.
The F1 season continues this weekend with the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim with disruptive showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the interior western United States into the upcoming weekend.
Repeating downpours will raise the risk for flash flooding along the Gulf coast and lower Mississippi Valley through the middle days of the week.
The heat felt across the United Kingdom during the middle of July has faded and is not expected to return through at least the first week of August.
Small but intense storm, said to be the worst in about 50 years, hit southern Mississippi (where Camille hit in 1969). U.S. Coast Guard cutter lost with 39 aboard.
New England (1949)
Heat wave in New England; Greenville, RI hit 102 degrees.
Marquette, Il (1988)
99 degrees for a date record.