Tonight’s @CBSDFW STORM TEAM BLOG: Labor Day Weekend Not the End of Summer Temps
We had both an active morning and active evening for weather across North Texas today. Storms this morning rolled across North Texas and dumped over an inch of rain in parts of North Texas, especially west of the DFW area. You can see how some of our Weather Watchers fared today.
There was more rain that formed late this afternoon in the eastern parts of the Metroplex and dumped some heavy rain in a very short amount of time. All in all, the majority of the DFW area missed out on the heaviest of the rain today, but at least there were some much needed showers out there.
At DFW, there was 0.40″ of rainfall officially for Friday. This brings the total rainfall for August above 4″, which is very unusual since August is our driest month typically! In fact, this has been the wettest month at DFW since March of 2012!
There will be more pop up showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast for Saturday as tropical moisture lingers, especially over the eastern half of North Texas. These will be widely spaced storms mainly during the afternoon and evening. Not everyone will see rain.
Things really start to dry up by Sunday and temperatures start going up.
Even though we start September next week, it’s going to be hot and dry, with above normal temperatures. High pressure in the upper levels will build back in over the southern U.S.
So any hope of rain will vanish for the next week after we get through Saturday.