The fall equinox officially arrives on Thursday at 9:21 a.m. Thursday, but somebody forgot to tell summer.
Temperatures reached 100 degrees Monday at Dallas Fort Worth Airport, matching the record high for the day set in 1975.
While it’s been more than a month since North Texas has seen triple digits — the last time was Aug. 12 when it was 107 — it isn’t that unusual for September, which typically sees one 100-degree day.
Monday’s reading marks the 17th 100-degree day of the year, one short of the average of 18.
The heat is going to stick around until the weekend — it could flirt with the 100-degree mark again on Tuesday — but a cold front will move close to the DFW area this weekend.
But don’t break out the sweaters just yet.
“I don’t have a lot of confidence right now,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jesse Moore. “It looks like it’s going to get close enough to cause a chance of showers this weekend. It definitely won’t be a blue norther.”