CBS 11 Storm Team
Weather-wise it was a record setting day in North Texas. Widespread rain, totaling between three and five inches, fell in some parts of North Texas.
Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S., the National Weather Service said Thursday.
While high winds increased the fire danger across North Texas, people are actually outside enjoying the cooler temperatures.
As Hurricane Irene’s outermost bands of wind and rain began to lash the outer banks of North Carolina more than 2 million people were ordered to move to safer places.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area’s streak of 100-degree days is over — just two shy of the record set in 1980. A line of thunderstorms moved in knocking temperatures down into the 70s and 80s.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for all of North Texas until 8 p.m. Scattered storms will be moving across the metroplex through the evening. Storms should be ending by 8 p.m. across Dallas.
The strong upper level low that has influenced our weather the past few days is now centered over Central Kansas. This upper level system like all upper level lows has a lot of cold air in it.
Another round of storms is on tap for today for North Texas, as yet another upper level disturbance pushes in from the southwest.
A powerful line of thunderstorms continues to move east across North Texas. The main threat has been and will be strong winds, up to 70 mph.
Strong thunderstorms swept through North Texas for a second day on Monday, spawning multiple tornadoes that touched down in a 7 county area south of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
North Texas has seen a good 30-degree temperature swing in less than 24 hours. From Sunday’s high of 76 degrees, temperatures dipped down to 46 in Dallas and 44 in Fort Worth Monday morning.
We can expect a little bit of everything in our Monday forecast.