Dangerous heat is setting in across parts of the Southern Plains, including Dallas, as we head through the next several days. Several days in a row with highs in the 100s are possible for parts of Oklahoma and Texas, with little to no relief expected at night as temperatures will remain in the 70s and 80s. Due to the expected stretch of excessive heat, numerous Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories have been issued across this part of the nation.

South Central Temperature Forecast Loop

Forecast temperatures for the south-central United States from Thursday, July 19th, at 1 PM to Friday, July 20th, at 7 PM.

Dallas Heat

Dallas 7 Day Outlook

7 Day Outlook for Dallas (July 19th through July 25th, 2018)

Dallas is just one of many spots over through the weekend that is expected to see this brutal heat wave. Highs are expected to be up around 107-108 Thursday through Monday, with lows potentially not making it out of the 80s. Some climate stats on this heat wave expected for Dallas:

  • Through Wednesday, July 18th, Dallas has only had a low of 80 or higher 86 times in recorded history dating back to 1898.
  • Before this stretch of heat, the last time Dallas hit 107 for a high was back on August 12th, 2016. The last time they hit 108 for a high was back on August 9th, 2012.
  • Dallas has only recorded a high of 107 or higher 79 times in history.
  • The longest stretch of 107+ degree days was nine days back between June 25th and July 3rd, 1980. If we do see five in this stretch, it would be tied for the second longest on record, most recently set between August 1st and 5th, 2011.

Did you know? According to a study at the University of Texas at Arlington, climate change could bring 120-degree highs to the Dallas-Forth Worth metro by 2050. The warmest temperature on record for Dallas currently is 113 set back on June 26th and 27th of 1980. Read more from Dallas News, powered by The Dallas Morning News.

Praedictix meteorologist Joe Hansel (Facebook | Twitter) has the latest on the expected heat wave across the Dallas Metroplex over the next several days in this video forecast update from the morning of July 19th, 2018.

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