Today:  sunny skies with light south winds and upper 70s.

This Weekend:  sunny and warm with light winds and lower to middle 80s.

The Sun Back In A Big Way

Since March 13th, DFW has officially recorded cloudy skies all except for one day.  Though we had decent looks at the sun several times this past week, today we bring out bonafide sunshine across all of North Texas for the entire day.  The sunny skies will dominate through the weekend and for much of the day Monday.  We start a mild, dry pattern as a large ridge in the upper levels takes over.  It will keep a light, southerly wind going for North Texans through the weekend…always a bonus on top of mild temps.

The ridge will begin to break down as two large storm systems from the Pacific bump up against it next week.  The first arrives late Monday into Tuesday and will press through Colorado and Wyoming.  It will help to pick up our winds and increase clouds especially by Tuesday.  A few isolated storms will be possible with the afternoon heat Tuesday with chances at 20 percent.

The second system arrives Wednesday into Thursday and stays well to our north, too.  However, it will help to drive a small chunk of energy from Mexico into North Texas that will trigger a better chance for storms Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon.  We are calling for 30 percent storm chances at this point.  But, that may go up as the scenario becomes more likely.

Overall, the pattern next week stays on the mild side with temperatures more indicative of mid-May versus late March.