Today: Feeling Like Spring
On this first Monday of March, our warm temperature trend continues along with gusty winds. If yesterday wasn’t warm enough, highs run 10 degrees warmer today as winds shift southwest and very warm, dry air punches into North Texas ahead of a cold front slated to arrive this evening. High temperatures will range from the upper 70s east to upper 80s west. The Metroplex will just be shy of the standing record of 88 degrees set back in 1955 at DFW.
There will be a high fire danger for western North Texas this afternoon because of the high winds, low humidity and hot conditions.
Tomorrow: Feeling Like Winter
The cold front will come in dry tonight except for a small chance for storm for eastern areas overnight. The reason the front comes in dry is the lack of upper level energy. The energy won’t arrive until the overnight hours when the front should be well to the east of the Metroplex. Here’s how our FutureSky Forecast depicts the weather during the overnight hours.
As you step out the door tomorrow morning, the skies should be partly cloudy for the Metroplex and cloudy for the northeast with wrap-around clouds coming in on the backside of the exiting low. However, clouds should be long gone for the rest of Tuesday. As you can see above, the sustained winds will be from the north around 26 mph and will stay that strong through the morning commute. Again like this morning, you’ll feel the winds the most with travel on east/west roads.
Tuesday under sunny skies and gusty north winds highs will be held in the 50s – enough below the average 65 degrees to call it an unseasonably cool day. Winds will begin to ease toward sunset. With clear skies, lighter winds and dry air, expect your Wednesday morning to be another taste of Winter with temperatures near the freezing mark. As you can see from the 7 Day Forecast below, the cooler phase with only last 2 days. More mild times are back by Thursday.
This Weekend: Rain Chances Return
Spotty showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible during the day Saturday and a line of storms Saturday night into Sunday morning. At this time, the main energy looks like it will track north into the Central Plains and minimize the severe weather threat. Rainfall amounts possibly between a half to three quarters of an inch.