Hopefully you’ve been able to enjoy this MLK Day outdoors with sunshine and temperatures climbing into the 70s Monday afternoon. The weather is about to change quickly tonight, as a strong cold front kicks through our area. Temperatures on Tuesday will struggle to get to 50° for a high. Wind chills will be in the 20s as you head back to work or school in the morning!
The jetstream is stuck in a pattern that continues to drag cold fronts through North Texas every few days. The coldest of the air remains in the Midwest and Northeastern U.S. While the west continues very dry and warm. This same pattern will drag a couple of fronts through this week: one tonight and one on Thursday. The front on Thursday will have the coldest air in a couple of weeks behind it.
Expect Thursday to be the coldest day of the week, by far. Temperatures will fall to near 30° during the afternoon with a lot of clouds and wind. In fact, the wind chills are expected in the teens most of the day on Thursday. Friday will be cold too with a lot of clouds. Because the upper level winds continue out of the northwest, precipitation is not favorable. If we see anything, it would be in our far southern counties Thursday night and would be very light. Right now I’m keeping any precipitation out of the forecast. We’ll be watching new data, of course.
The arctic air will be around Thursday and Friday, but then expect a nice warm-up for the weekend. We could use some rainfall, January has been very dry…but I don’t see much if any rain for the rest of the month.