On this Black Friday, no umbrella necessary but sunglasses and a jacket.  The cold front arrived around 3-4 o’clock this morning, but it brought little in the way of rain.  But, the front brought clouds and north winds gusting close to 40 mph at times.  Here are the wind gusts at 9 o’clock this morning behind the front.

ntx wind gusts plot Black Friday Breezy and Cooler

Although we’ve seen some gray to start Black Friday, morning clouds will give way to sunny skies as temperatures hold steady in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  The winds will begin to ease after 4 PM and will noticeably let up after today’s sunset at 5:23 PM.

blackfriday1 Black Friday Breezy and Cooler

The winds will be pivotal to an enjoyable Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth this evening.  It appears that the winds will ease almost on cue with for the start of the parade roughly around 6 PM.  However, the wind tunnel effect between the buildings along Commerce may keep things breezy through the 6 o’clock hour.

ft worth parade of lights Black Friday Breezy and Cooler

With the winds becoming light, the air drying and the skies remaining clear, temperatures will quickly tumble during the evening hours into the 40s and down into the 30s Saturday morning.  Most of North Texas outside of the Metroplex will drop to the freezing mark or below.  That said, several areas within the Metroplex will also drop to freezing tomorrow morning.  Here’s the low temperature forecast with the pink line drawing attention to those areas likely to drop near freezing.

ntx futurecast temps Black Friday Breezy and Cooler

The 7 day forecast shows Sunday morning will still be chilly, but warmer weather for the latter half of the weekend and Monday until the next cold front arrives basically dry for North Texas.  The front brings a small rain chance to far eastern areas of North Texas Monday, however most of us will be dry.  Temperatures again tumble into a chilly regime for the middle of next week with Tuesday possibly holding in the upper 50s for many areas.

ktvt 7day master am5 Black Friday Breezy and Cooler