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Top Stories: First 100-Degree Day Expected This Week In North Texas

May 29, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The heat's about to get worse. Forecasters say North Texas could expect its first 100-degree day by Saturday, which is much earlier than usual.

The area didn't see a triple-digit day last year until June 23.

Matt Bishop with the National Weather Service says a 100-degree day so soon doesn't necessarily indicate what's to come this season.

"Looking historically, it doesn't say anything about how hot the summer will be or how many 100-degree days we will have,” he said. “It certainly is unusually early but it's not exactly unprecedented."

The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting above-normal temperatures for the first week of June.

Other stories this morning:

  • Former President George H.W. Bush says he regrets missing a Memorial Day parade in Maine he normally attends. The 93-year-old's been in a hospital in Maine since Sunday after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue.
  • In our series, "The Race To Save Failing Schools," Wimbish Elementary in Arlington is on the verge of a state takeover. It’s been on the state’s failing list for four straight years.

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