Reporting Jeff Ray
Filed underStorm Team Blog
The unseasonably warm weather returned to north Texas today. Dense fog greeted us this morning; visibility was down to less than a tenth of a mile at DFW Airport. Brisk south winds cleared the fog out quickly but clouds ruled the day. Highs still punched up into the 70′s after a couple of cool days in a row:
We’ll start the morning with some fog and drizzle. A few patchy showers could be around, especially across Johnson, Ellis and Kaufman counties and to the southeast. Its going to be extremely warm in the morning, lows are going to stay in the low 60′s. We’ll likely tie or break a record for the warmest morning for the day. Very strong south winds will clear the skies; by afternoon we’ll be partly sunny with highs in the upper 70′s.
STORMS ON TUESDAY
Tuesday will again start very warm, in the mid-60′s; this would break a record for highest minimum for the date. Scattered storms could form in the morning hours as a dryline moves through from the the west. Winds will again be very strong with gusts over 30 mph.
The storms will be scattered until a frontal boundary starts to close in on the metro area. This will organize a squall line that moves across the metro area across the afternoon. Expect small hail, damaging winds and perhaps a few brief (and weak) tornadoes with this line of storms.
Most of the forecast models put the line of storms east of Dallas by evening:
The risk of severe weather is higher in the eastern half of our area, from Dallas and over to Rockwall and Kaufman and then east. We’ll be monitoring these storms here in the CBS11 Storm Center and keeping you informed.
Rain and storms will last into the evening, especially east of the metro. Wednesday it’ll be cooler and windy, highs will stay in the 50′s. We’ll have mostly cloudy skies for the day.
We should spend the rest of the week mild and dry. Another front comes through late Thursday but should not do more than make for a slightly cooler Friday.