By Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry

HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR…

Today the high temperature at DFW has been 89 degrees.  That may go up a degree or two, but today is the hottest day we have seen all year.  Winds have been gusting out of the south up to 30 mph.  It will stay windy the next several days.

WEST TEXAS HEAT…

Summer like heat in West Texas today as many locations have topped 100 degrees!  Here is a link to the West Texas Mesonet where you can see the current temperatures.

LUBBOCK actually has set their all-time hottest temperature ever recorded in the month of April.  Here is the statement from the NWS.

AS OF 435 PM…THE TEMPERATURE AT LUBBOCK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAS
REACHED 104 DEGREES. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS ALL-TIME HOTTEST APRIL
HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 100 DEGREES SET ON APRIL 16 1925 AND APRIL 22 1989.

RECORD HIGHS AND WINDY WEATHER…

Tomorrow will be just as warm if not warmer.  We will see highs near or at 90 degrees across the metroplex tomorrow.  The record high for tomorrow is 90.  So it is possible we could tie the record high for tomorrow.  Out in western sections of North Texas, temperatures will warm into the upper 90s close to 100 degrees!

Here is a look at high temperatures around the state tomorrow and Friday.

RAIN CHANCES EVAPORATING THIS WEEKEND…

This time of year can be frustrating when looking at long range forecasts.  Things can change much more frequently in the spring and fall seasons than in the summer or winter.  A change occurred in our weekend outlook today as the models are stopping a cold front along the Red River Friday into Saturday.  Yesterday, it looked like that front would make it thru DFW.  That would have given us cooler weather and some rain chances.  But with the front staying north, temperatures will continue to warm into the 80s with very low rain chances in North Texas and most of the rain chances will be up along the Red River Saturday night into Sunday morning.

FORECAST:

Tonight: Becoming partly cloudy.  Windy.  Low of 68.  S 15-20 mph Gusts to 25

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny, very windy.  High of 90.  S 25-35. Gusts to 40 mph

Friday: Morning clouds, than mostly sunny.  Low of 69.  High of 89.  S 25-35 Gusts to 40 mph

Saturday: Partly cloudy.  Low of 68.  High of 86.  S 20-30 mph

Sunday: Partly sunny.  Low of 67.  High of 85.  SE 10-20 mph

Monday: Partly sunny.  Low of 68.  High of 87.

Tuesday and Wednesday:  Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.   Lows near 67.  Highs in mid 80s