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The Metroplex hit 100 degrees for the first time this year on Tuesday, and it might not be the last time this week.

Temperatures reached triple digits at 2:27 p.m., according to data collected at the DFW International Airport by the National Weather Service.

The rest of the week’s temperatures are projected for 98 to 99 degrees but could reach 100 again, said Bianca Garcia, National Weather Service meteorologist.

This year’s first official 100-degree day is later than usual, with temperatures usually reaching 100 degrees in the Metroplex by July 1, Garcia said.

She said the National Weather Service cannot confirm whether Arlington reached 100-degree weather until Wednesday when the data is recorded.

In 2018, the Metroplex reached 100 degrees on June 22.

There are no heat advisories at this time, which are determined by humidity, heat indexes and high-temperature consecutive days, Garcia said.

There are slight rain chances this weekend, but it will not likely cause temperatures to fall, she said.

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