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Heat continues to build across North Texas as the week continues

Heat, humidity persist in North Texas
Heat, humidity persist in North Texas 02:27

NORTH TEXAS – Another hot day is in the forecast for Dallas-Fort Worth on Wednesday.

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High pressure dominates the upper-level pattern, keeping North Texas mostly dry through the week. Temperatures Wednesday morning are in the 70s to upper 60s with a muggy start, but later this afternoon the dew point will drop, making it feel close to a high of 97 degrees.

The latest high-resolution forecast models bring in a small chance of isolated showers but they will have a hard time overcoming the drier air as the dew points mix out on Wednesday.

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The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert for Wednesday for high levels of ozone. All of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is included in the alert.

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The bigger story developing across the nation is the excessive heat in the West, where numerous heat advisories and excessive heat warnings are in place.

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With nearly 1 million customers still without power in the Houston area, it will be another grueling day with the "feels like" temperatures up to 106 degrees Wednesday. That's why a heat advisory remains in place until 8 p.m. 

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The heat dome that is baking the West expands east through the end of the week and into the weekend. Plan for the summer heat to settle in – high temperatures next week will climb back into the triple digits. 

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