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It’s Never Been This Cold This Late in Spring for DFW!

By Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry
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INCREDIBLE MAY COLD

It’s never been this cold, this late in the spring season if we get to the 30s on Friday!

The cold air coming tomorrow night could be the coldest air we have ever seen this late in the Spring season!  If we get to 39 degrees like I am forecasting for Friday morning (May 3), this would be the latest date in the Spring season where we have recorded a temperature in the 30s.  This will also only be the second time in the records where temperatures have dropped into the 30s in the month of May!  The coldest temperature ever recorded in May is 34 on May 1.

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If your curious, DFW has obviously not always been the official reporting site.  Here’s the list of where the official reporting site has been located that I base all these records off.

  1. 1898-1940:  Downtown Fort Worth
  2. 1940-1953:  Fort Worth Meacham Field
  3. 1953-1974:  Greater Southwest International Airport
  4. 1974-present:  Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Mild weather today and tomorrow will give way to the plunge!

TEMPERATURE PLUNGE

Here is a look at the temperature dip Wednesday into Thursday and Friday.  Temperatures on Thursday will stay pretty much in the 40s all day.  Friday morning we will wake up to a record low of 39 degrees.

HIGHS LINE GRAPH

HIGH TEMPERATURES TOMORROW

Partly to mostly cloudy skies for our Wednesday with warm temperatures.  Lows will be in the mid 60s highs will be in the mid 80s.

NTX Tomorrows Highs

RAIN CHANCES

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING

The cold front will push into areas west of Fort Worth during the afternoon tomorrow.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible well west of Fort Worth Wednesday afternoon/evening.  The storms out west will have a small chance of becoming strong or severe with small hail the main threat.

NTX Rain Chances

WEDNESDAY NIGHT – This is one the cold front arrives in DFW.  Scattered showers will be likely with a few isolated thunderstorms but severe weather is not expected.

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THURSDAY – Cold, cloudy, windy and wet at times!  Scattered showers off and on thru the day.  Gusty north winds to 30 mph with temperatures in the 40s all day!

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7-DAY FORECAST