NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A dry line will move into North Texas Tuesday, bringing a Red Flag Warning along with it. Gusty winds and temperatures well into the 80s have officials warning of a high fire threat and severe weather threat Tuesday.
A few areas near Graham and Breckenridge could make it to 90 degrees. Ahead of the dry line, it will be a humid day with a chance of storms. The dry line will straddle the Tarrant and Dallas County line between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
There is a small chance for storms during the mid-afternoon. But it appears a cap will be strong enough to inhibit storms over Dallas and Fort Worth.
It’s never possible to accurately forecast with certainty how much a cap can hold, it’s more an hour-by-hour analysis.
Early indications, however, show it will be strong enough in the area to prevent storms.
However, counties east and northeast of the Dallas–Fort Worth Area will have a higher chance of storms because the cap will be weaker there.
Look for light rain to develop overnight Monday. This cloud cover and spotty rain will persist through the morning and push temperatures down into the 60s.
The dry line will head toward the region in the afternoon. Clouds will break quickly behind it and temperatures will soar. Expect to see a large contrast in temperatures from east to west between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Dallas may be in the 70s while Fort Worth reaches the mid-80s.
Storms will likely try to develop along the Red River between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. These could be super-cells with large hail, wind and a tornado threat. The dry line will stall over Dallas by the evening, but a cold front will overtake it and push eastward.
Storms will likely build down that cold front from the north for areas east of a line from Sherman to McKinney to Kaufman to Corsicana. There may be a few severe storms in that line. Hail and wind would be the major threats.
Behind the cold front, it will turn cooler Tuesday night. Winds will be strong out of the north and temperatures will drop into the 40s by Wednesday morning.
It will be breezy Wednesday morning, so it will feel cooler than the 40s. Wednesday afternoon will be sunny but cool, with temperatures in the 60s.
The rest of the week looks rather calm. Another chance for rain will arrive Sunday into Monday of next week.