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.
David "Dave" Ruhl of Rapid City, South Dakota, was found Friday morning after search and rescue efforts were conducted, the U.S. Forest Service said.
Ahead of an approaching storm system, unseasonable warmth will overspread much of the United Kingdom on Sunday and Monday.
With no exact details on where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, Indian Ocean currents may have swept one piece of the complicated puzzle to shores on Reunion Island.
The stream of moisture into the Southwest is drying out some, so this weekend may not be as wet as the previous few days.
Life-threatening heavy rainfall will continue to focus on northeastern India, Bangladesh and western Myanmar into Monday before a drier weather pattern sets in.
Heat and humidity remained in control over the much of the country during the last week of July.
Texas Coast (1989)
Tropical Storm Chantal came onshore at High Island, Texas, 30 miles NE of Galveston. Winds gusted to 70-80 mph and 6-12" of rain fell.
Hurricane Erin just off the east coast with 85 mph sustained winds.
College Station,TX (1998)
106 degrees - a record 27th consecutive day of reaching at least 100 degrees. (The streak ended after 30 days).