It’s Never Been This Cold This Late in the Spring!

By Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry
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Spotty showers will linger this evening.  There might be a few spotty showers and some sprinkles around for the start of the Rangers game at 7pm, but skies will clear after 4am tonight.  RADAR HERE

This will be the coldest night we have ever seen this late in the Spring Season here in DFW.  I expect a low tonight at DFW to be 39 degrees.  This will be the latest date in the Spring season for us to ever see temperatures in the 30s.  The previous record is 34 degrees on May 1, 1903.

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This low of 39 degrees tonight will also break the daily low for May 3 which is 41 degrees set in 1954.

We could also tie or break a record low for today (May 2) if we drop to 44 degrees before midnight tonight.

Here’s a look at record low temperatures for today, tomorrow and Saturday along with the forecasted low.

RECORD LOWS BAR

FREEZE WARNING

Some areas north and west of DFW could see a freeze early tomorrow morning.  Those in the counties shaded in blue below should protect any tender vegetation they would like to save.  This includes Parker, Wise, Cooke, Montague, Jack and Eastland Counties.

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LOWS TONIGHT – Winds will stay breezy overnight on the order of 10 to 20 mph out of the northwest.  The key to reaching these cold temperatures is if clouds can clear out after midnight.

Metro Overnight Lows

NTX Overnight Lows Manual

WHY SO COLD

A big upper level storm system that has carved out a junk of air right over the Central Plains is responsible for this cold outbreak.  The air that has been dragged southward by this low has Arctic origin.  This low will just slowly move over Arkansas this weekend.  This will keep us in a northerly flow.  That means more cool, dry air coming into North Texas.

FutureCast GFS

WEEKEND OUTLOOK

Here’s a look at temperatures for high and lows this weekend.  The average high for this time of year is 80 degrees.  The average low is 60.  We will be well below that thru at least Monday.  It will also still be windy on tomorrow and Saturday.

FutureCast GFSa

7-DAY OUTLOOK

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