Here was our weather story this morning:  a surface low pressure system without a lot of upper level energy support.  This meant a cold front coming through the Metroplex dry.  During the eight o’clock hour this morning as shown in the image below, this was the location of the low along with its warm and cold sectors.  Temps near 70 degrees south of the warm front and in the 40s north.

NTX Temp Plot

Rain missed the Metroplex with just isolated showers and storms east.  By the afternoon, mostly sunny skies are expected and temperatures will top out in the upper 60s to low 70s.  North winds will be a bit breezy.  The front will not be bringing in cold air for North Texas.

NTX Todays Highs


The next forecast challenge will be the storm system coming in for Thursday into Friday early morning.  It appears the best rain and storm chances will be in Oklahoma Thursday night with isolated storms possible for the eastern half of North Texas.  Below is the European model and it takes rain out be early Friday morning.  Most of the model guidance points to smaller storm chances, but we want to watch this situation very closely for any deviation and a possible severe weather set up.

FutureCast GFS3 FutureCast GFS



What looks certain is the cool down behind the Thursday-Friday system.  Forecast highs will be trending in at least the low 60s if not the mid-50s this weekend!