North Texas' 100 degree streak appears at an end

By the Associated Press | August 11, 2011 | 4:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — It looks like the Dallas-Fort Worth area's streak of 100-degree days is over — just two shy of the record set in 1980.

After the region watched temperatures soar going all the way back to early July, clouds moved in Thursday afternoon. National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer Dunn said Dallas-Fort Worth hit a high of 96 earlier Thursday, but the temperature was 84 degrees at 3 p.m.

The area's 100 degree streak appeared over at 40 days.

Some areas of Dallas even got rain. But Dunn says the relief likely won't last long. Temperatures are expected to be as high as 103 by next week.