Reporting Jeff Ray
Filed underStorm Team Blog
Different weather for the last day of the three-day holiday:
We are closing the summer season with a slight break in the heat. Saturday and the first day of September today produced some of the hottest temperatures of the year. Highs will be almost 10 degrees cooler tomorrow:
A round of storms moved through north Texas Sunday evening. It’s been almost 10 days since rain has moved over the DFW airport (last rain July 23rd), watch out for some slick roads in the overnight and morning hours. Oil builds up on our roads; it you can a while between rains the oil mixes with the new-found water to make things extra slippery.
We are not expecting severe weather overnight. We had reports of damage around the Aubrey area in Denton County as a downburst knocked down tree limbs and produced some structure damage. THe hot temperatures in the lower portion of the atmosphere evaporated the first of the rain creating cold pools of air. This air hits the surface going 40-50mph; it is especially dangerous around area lakes.
A weak cold front is moving in overnight, then stalling over north Texas to help produce rain chances over the next 48 hours. Overnight the rain will move south across the metro into Johnson, Ellis and Kaufman counties.
The stalled front over north Texas tomorrow will produce lots more in cloud cover then we’ve had the last two days. We’ll have some rain going on in the morning.
The thinking is that the atmosphere should warm enough in the lower levels to get another round of storms going on both sides of the front:
On Tuesday this front will be south of the metroplex; rain chances will mostly be south of Dallas and Fort Worth and more around Meridian, Hillsboro and Corsicana.
With the north flow aloft and the backing-off of the high pressure dome we’ll enjoy slightly cooler temperatures. Keep in mind that the typical high this time of year is around 93 degrees: