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.
Showers and thunderstorms threaten to interfere with Memorial Day festivities across more than half of the United States.
The best threat for severe weather late Saturday will be near the Red River Valley to Southeast Texas.
Rounds of heavy rain and strong thunderstorms will continue the threat of major flooding in the southern Plains through Memorial Day.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and it will definitely feel like it for the holiday and the following few days across the Northeast. However, that does not mean an end to shots of cooler air.
Beachgoers heading to the Southeast coast this Memorial Day holiday weekend are being put on alert for dangerous rip currents.
Warmth will make a comeback around the Boston area for the remainder of this Memorial Day holiday weekend, seemingly fitting for the unofficial start to summer.
Abilene, TX (2000)
109 degrees, hottest ever in May.
Knoxville, TN (1807)
Hail 10" in circumference hail; a tornado went over the river, sucking fish out of the water.
Inland snowstorm from New Jersey to New England; 4" of snow at Berkshire County, MA.