Dense Fog Do-Over
Thick fog developed again today with the worst of it being in the western Metroplex and for the western half of North Texas. This prompted a Dense Fog Advisory through 10 AM. You can see the visibility was down to less than a quarter mile at times from Denton through Fort Worth to Cleburne and westward.
As fog thins out through the day, we’ll remain mostly cloudy from the Metroplex eastward as an upper level disturbance tracks overhead. While the center circulation is on top of us, the main rain track will be well south.
This means lighter showers and smaller storm chances for the Metroplex. Here’s how rain chances pan out for today and tonight as the system track southeast.
Rain chances return for the afternoon and evening Thursday with yet another weak cold front. There will not be much impressive lift with the front nor will there be a big cool down behind it. The best rain chances will be along the Red River. And the timing of the cold front will allow temperatures to warm into the low 70s before cooling back for the evening hours with gusty northwest winds.
The cold front will bring in a chillier Friday morning than we’ve experienced all week. Lows will be in the upper 30s to middle 40s Friday morning. Plenty of afternoon sunshine Friday will help us warm into the middle 60s.
The weekend still remains mild with rain and storm chances returning Saturday during the day with a layer of clouds and strong south/southeast winds. The main event will be a round of showers and storms that develop during the overnight hours into early Sunday morning. Some strong to severe storms are possible along a Pacific cold front driven by a fairly strong low pressure system that will track well to our north. This means the Pacific cold front will come through early on Sunday morning and press rain chances to our east with sunshine and warm, windy conditions setting up for the afternoon.
The arctic front attached to this same low will push through Sunday night and usher in cold air to start next week. Right now, it’s looking like mostly cloudy, breezy conditions with small rain chances depending on how far south the front gets before stalling out. Those chances may go up with further evidence of the front stalling and warm, moist air riding up over the front.