Temperatures spring into the 80s today for the fourth time this year. The last was on March 4th as we hit 88 degrees and tied the record high for the day. Today’s high will run about three degrees shy of the record. The warmth brought with gusty southwest winds. The heat really builds to our west where it will approach the 90 degree mark in Graham, TX.
The heat will build a little more ahead of the cold front drifting toward the Red River late in the day Saturday. We’ll find the heat peaking to near 85 degrees in the Metroplex which three degrees shy of the record. Western parts of North Texas will be close to 90 degrees with the dry air and gusty southwest winds.
This heat Saturday means dressing for what is typically mid-May weather. So, wear those shorts and short-sleeves for the St. Patrick’s Parade in Lower Greenville in the morning. Winds will begin to gust to 25-30 mph during the 11 o’clock hour and stay on through sunset.
During the day Sunday, the front stalls north of the Metroplex and will bring variable clouds and winds with spot showers or drizzle from the Metroplex eastward. There will be breaks in the clouds to allow intermittent sun throughout the day.
This first front will be the first factor to break down our warm 80s streak. The second will be another, stronger front Monday. It will come in dry for the Metroplex, but touch off showers and storms for East Texas during the day. So, I’ve taken out the rain chances on Monday altogether. By the evening hours, cooler air will arrives on briefly gusty north winds. The winds will die down pretty quickly and shift to the east/northeast overnight. Temperatures will drop into the 40s for Tuesday morning with the mercury rebounding into the 60s by afternoon.