While most of North Texas could experience, some areas southwest of Fort Worth can also expect some isolated storms to join the extreme temperatures.
The National Weather Service reported that areas including Stephenville and Cisco, and areas more toward central Texas, like Waco and Temple, may experience some severe storming Saturday afternoon.
“Also, there is an ozone action day in effect for the DFW Metroplex and surrounding counties, where atmospheric conditions will be conducive for the production of ozone,” the weather service said. “Otherwise, a hot and mostly sunny day is in store with highs in the 90s.”
Theare expected to continue Sunday and into next week, with predictions that highs will break over 100 degrees in much of the region.
“Record high temperatures will either be tied or broken next week as the heat continues throughout North and Central Texas,” the National Weather Service said. “Afternoon winds will increase to around 10-20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. The forecast remains dry through the work week due to the weather systems missing our region to the north.”
In Fort Worth, residents can expect a high of 100 Sunday, with lows in the 70s. Throughout the week temperatures are expected to remain in the high 90s.
With high temperatures expected to create a high demand for energy, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas is.
ERCOT said six power plants went offline on Friday afternoon and resulted in the loss of about 2,900 megawatts of electricity.
“With unseasonably hot weather driving record demand across Texas, ERCOT continues to work closely with the power industry to make sure Texans have the power they need,” ERCOT said in a news release on Friday.
They’re asking Texans to set their thermostats to 78 degrees or above and avoid the usage of large appliances such as dishwashers, washers and dryers during peak hours between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. through the weekend.
This story was originally published May 14, 2022 7:19 AM.