Cold front to bring relief from 100-degree days in North Texas, weather service says

National Weather Service Fort Worth

Wednesday may mark the last 100-degree day in North Texas for the next week, but whether it will be the last triple digit day of the year is harder for meteorologists to guarantee.

A cold front coming from Oklahoma is expected to move into the Fort Worth-Dallas area by Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Monique Sellers, National Weather Service meteorologist, said the cold front will usher in rain chances with scattered showers developing Wednesday afternoon. Additional disturbances coming behind the front will give the area more rain chances in the next week.

When cold fronts move in from the north, there’s a different quality of air versus the type that moves up from the Gulf of Mexico, which is usually warmer and moist, she said.

Wednesday temperatures for North Texas will be in the low 100s until the afternoon. The Fort Worth area should see highs in the upper 80s on Thursday.

Friday through Sunday, Fort Worth will see highs in the mid to upper 90s with chances for scattered showers on all three days.

As of Wednesday, the Fort Worth area has seen 46 100-degree days this year, according to the National Weather Service. In 2011 the area saw 71 100-degree days for the year.

According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, this year was the fourth driest year for Tarrant County in the last 128 years.

This time of year usually gets more active in North Texas, Sellers said, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the area is done with the 100-degree days.

“For this week, that’s all I can guarantee,” Sellers said. “For this season, it will get pretty warm even into September so it’s very possible we’ll see additional 100 degree days this season but for this week it looks like that might be it.”