Our much-anticipated cold front will be arriving mid to late afternoon tomorrow. I expect the front in DFW between 3pm and 5pm. Before the front gets here we will enjoy another mild night and day. But behind the front once the sun goes down tomorrow, get ready for colder weather.
HERE IS AN ANIMATION SHOWING AN HOUR BY HOUR FORECAST OF TEMPERATURES. You can time out the front where you live.
RAIN CHANCES WITH THE FRONT…
There will be a few spotty showers and isolated thunderstorms with the front tomorrow afternoon and evening. No severe weather expected. Spotty showers will continue into the evening behind the front Thursday night into the day on Friday. But the big story will be the cold, windy weather on Friday.
Cloudy skies, gusty north winds, and a few spotty showers will make for a pretty dreary Friday. Temperatures will stay in the 50s and 40s all day Friday with north winds gusting to 30 mph. Bundle up the kids for school on Friday and if you are heading to high school football games Friday night it is going to be cold.
FALL WEEKEND WEATHER…
SATURDAY will start with temps in the 30s and 40s. No freeze expected here in the metro area, but to our north and west temperatures could touch on the freezing mark. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid 60s. There will be lots of sunshine and not as much wind. So overall, just a cool fall like day.
SUNDAY will start again in the 30s and 40s. Highs will top out in the mid 60s with a few high clouds pushing through the area.
EAST COAST WORRIES…
Sandy is now a Hurricane as it passes over Jamaica heading toward Cuba. It will cross over Cuba and move into the Bahamas by this weekend. From there, most of the models take it toward the Northeast. This will be causing all types of headaches trying to figure out where this ends up. Anywhere from the Mid-Atlantic to Maine to the Canadian Maritime is where Sandy could make landfall. This will be a complicated system as it will intake cold air as it moves northward. This will help deepen the pressure of the system. This will lead to tropical storm force winds along the east coast with strong winds inland over upstate New York, Pennsylvania, and the Virginia’s. With that cold air coming into the area too, we could be looking at a devastating snowfall over parts of upstate New York and Pennsylvania. Winds gusting to 50 mph with snowfall of 1 to 2 feet! Closer to the coast flooding rains, coastal erosion and tropical storm force winds look possible. When this comes onshore will be dependent on the track. A strike closer to the Mid-Atlantic would be likely Monday night, but if it is up toward Maine it may not be until Wednesday. Either way this is going to be a major storm for the East Coast. Here is what the GFS has for Wednesday morning. I’ve highlighted the areas where tropical storm conditions would be located and where the heaviest snow would be located.
NORTH TEXAS FORECAST:
TONIGHT: Becoming cloudy by daybreak. Low of 67. S 10-20 mph
TOMORROW: Mostly cloudy and mild, but turning colder by late afternoon. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. 20% chance. High of 82. S 10-20 mph becoming N 15-30 after 4pm.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, spotty showers. Cold and windy. Low of 48. N 15-30 mph
FRIDAY: Cloudy, cold, windy, with spotty showers. High of 56. N 15-30 mph
FRIDAY NIGHT: Skies clear. Low of 40. N 5-15 mph
SATURDAY: Sunny and chilly. High of 64. N 5-15 mph
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Morning low of 41. High of 67. NE 5-10 mph
MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Morning low of 43. High of 70. E 5-10 mph