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Cooler and Some Rain for the Weekend in North Texas

By Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry
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WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!

Temperatures today climbed into the mid to low 70s!  Average high for this time of year is 57 degrees.

TONIGHT:

Partly cloudy skies overnight with a little patchy fog possible.  It will be mild with a low of 53.

COLD FRONT SLIDES IN TOMORROW:

A cold front will creep across the Red River tomorrow.  The exact location of that front during the day will play a huge role in our temperatures.  I know many of you have seen forecast for Thursday in the upper 70s, but that will not be the case for everyone.  I’ve looked at several different computer models and they all show different ideas about how far south the front will make it tomorrow.  Thursday will be one of those days where a forecast could really be busted big time.  I am going to play it down the middle with high temperatures in the immediate Dallas/Fort Worth area in the upper 60s and low 70s.  But just to our north even in parts of northern Collin and Denton Counties temperatures may struggle to make it into the upper 50s.  And to the south (Hillsboro, Meridian, Waco, Fairfield) temperatures will be in the upper 70s.  Below is a map of what I expect temperatures to look like in the afternoon tomorrow.

NTX Futurecast Temps GFS

Note that if that front moves farther south we may only see temps in the low 60s here in Dallas/Fort Worth.
There will be small rain chances to our east tomorrow night.

NTX Rain Chances

COOL WEATHER FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Everybody sees cooler weather on Friday and Saturday.  Temperatures will stay in the 50s with light rain showers possible especially on Saturday.

RAIN CHANCES EARLY NEXT WEEK

Rain chances will continue on Sunday and Monday but it will be warmer with highs in the 60s and 70s.

STORMS POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY

A stronger upper level disturbance will arrive on Tuesday and bring the chance of showers and thunderstorms for the area on Tuesday or Tuesday night.  Too early to tell how strong the storms may be.  Temperatures behind that front will cool off again on Wednesday.

EARTHQUAKE

Many of you felt the 3.0 earthquake last night just east of DFW Airport.  I put together an interactive Google Earth map showing earthquakes since 1973 in North Texas.  You can click on each earthquake and get the strenght, date and time.

INTERACTIVE EARTHQUAKE MAP