Reporting Jeff Ray
Filed underStorm Team Blog
ANOTHER “WOW” DAY
What a Saturday. Look at the temperatures at 3pm:
The city of Graham hit 93 degrees, the first city in north Texas this year to get in the 90′s. It’s been 170 days since DFW logged an daytime high that warm.
This is the second day in a row with highs in the 80′s. These are temperatures you’d expect in early May so its a safe bet they are not going to stick around.
A MUCH DIFFERENT SUNDAY IN STORE
It’ll be very warm overnight with lows in the low-60′s. Then a cold front comes through mid-day across the DFW area. Highs are forecast to hit in the upper 60′s but I believe that’ll happen just before the front arrives. We’ll spend the afternoon with highs closer to 60° with a northwest wind.
Its a tough temperature forecast because of the big temperature range across north Texas during the afternoon. It’ll be around 80 degrees in Palestine at the same time it’ll be in the mid-50′s along the Red River:
The front doesn’t look to bring much rain with it. Amounts will be below a tenth of an inch in most places. In the afternoon to the east we might see some heavier rain develop in the daytime heating along the front.
A LITTLE RAIN, A LITTLE MORE LIKE MARCH
Monday morning is going to start with some low clouds and light rain. It’s possible there could even be a thunderstorm or two around the Red River counties. The skies should clear some later in the day and help temperatures get into the 70′s.
Light rain is in the forecast Wednesday morning as well but the best chance of a widespread rain comes in on Thursday. There is some cold air coming next weekend. We’ll have highs on Saturday only in the 50′s. Its possible we could even see some freezing temperatures by Sunday morning even though the growing season has started. So if you have any money in the soil (i.e. plants, flowers or seeds) we’ll keep you posted on if your early season investment is in jeopardy.