Today:  mostly sunny.  High:  86.  Winds:  SE 10-20.  After a beautiful day yesterday (the high at DFW and Fort Worth was 85 while Dallas hit 88), we have more of the same today.  The Metroplex is dry and most of North Texas as well, but an isolated shower or thundershower is possible for Palestine during the afternoon.  The rain chance only 10-20 percent.  You can see below the forecast high for Palestine is only at 75 degrees to account for clouds and rain potential.

NTX Todays Highs

Rain:  not the big story, but worth telling.  Since Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry went into detail in his Monday blog about the upcoming rain and the timing still looks on track, I’ll be brief on the rain here and focus more on the cool down with our FutureSky Forecast model below.  Except for the northwest, the chances for rain with this front don’t look all that impressive for most of us.  I think we will all get some rain, but it will be very light and spotty.  For the Metroplex, it generally looks like this:

Rain Chances Graph

The total rainfall for the event looks pretty meager for most.  The biggest totals are for western areas where Wednesday evening thunderstorms are expected.  The north and east has spots with no accumulations.

NTX FutureSky Rainfall

Wednesday:  mostly sunny.  Highs:  80-86.  Winds:  SE 10-20.

Thursday:  cloudy, windy and chilly.  Highs:  42-52.  Winds:  N 20-30.

The FutureSky Forecast model below puts high in the mid-80s Wednesday and is predicting afternoon showers and storms from Graham to Breckenridge to Comanche.  This is evident by the pool of slightly cooler air there.  The front should arrive during the early morning commute with gusty north winds 20-30 mph.  The winds will remain strong all Thursday and the temperatures will likely hold in the upper 40s to low 50s all day.

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