Houston has been oh-so-close to triple digits this summer, hitting 99 degrees on four separate days.
Although it could do so this weekend, the official thermometer at George Bush Intercontinental has not yet tickled 100 degrees.
If Houston can continue to dance just under the century mark for a few more weeks, it will pass as the first summer in more than a decade without a 100-degree day.
That would be especially surprising given that August has been a real scorcher.
With an average temperature of 88.1 degrees, this month currently is on pace to be the warmest August on record in Houston.
Although the city hasn't had a summer without a 100-degree day since 1997, it wasn't always this way.
From the 1890s through the 1990s, Houston typically had five years each decade when the maximum temperature never broke triple digits.
"There are a lot more years without 100-degree readings than I expected," Don Oettinger, a meteorologist with the Houston/Galveston office of the National Weather Service, said after reviewing the data.