By Jeff Ray

We have two national sporting events in the metroplex this weekend and the weather simply is NOT cooperating.

There is a 80% rain chance tomorrow for the race at Texas Motor Speedway. It’ll be a cold, cloudy, wet day with a brisk north wind during the mid–day hours. Sympathies to the 160,000 plus NASCAR fans that typically show at the track:

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The Final Four guests have the day tomorrow to explore the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. It’ll have to include an umbrella. Rain chances return in the second half of the day on Monday:

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The first three days of April had afternoon highs in the 80’s. Today the high was typical of JANUARY 5th, not APRIL 5th.

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Here is the set-up for a cold, wet day we anticipate tomorrow. There is a very deep upper level trough and low pressure system over the Four Corners in the Southwest. This low will swing right over Texas tomorrow:

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This trough will incite a surface low to form along a stalled out front over the Texas Gulf waters. This low will pull ample moisture over the pool of cold air at the surface and produce a long, mostly light rain:

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Here is a breakdown of rain chances. They peak in the middle of day tomorrow and start to wane by later afternoon:

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As the surface low strengthens to our east over Tennessee/Kentucky the backside of the system will wrap in yet another round of rain and storms. The better chance is in the afternoon hours:

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After everyone leaves for the Final Four game we have great April weather returning to north Texas. It’ll be dry and in the 80’s to close the work week. Rain chances return… wait for it… next weekend.

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