By Jeff Ray

Tonight won’t be as cold as the  record-breaking ones of late (not one Sunday morning at DFW- missed tying it by 2° degrees!)

NTX Tonight Lows

The weather tomorrow will also be warmer. Highs should get near 80°, the warmest day since May 1st. Humidity will again be low and the winds lighter:

NTX Tomorrows Highs

We should be in the low 80’s this time of the year. That’s where we’ll be for the rest of the week. The south winds return on Tuesday. As the humidity and temperatures get back to climate normal we should point out that May is the wettest month of the year.

A upper level low that is currently off the coast of California is going to get into the inter-mountain region by Wednesday and the Central Plains by Thursday. This is all the upper-air support we need to have rain chances return to north Texas:

500mb Energy2

The dry line out in west Texas will start to become active on Tuesday. By Wednesday afternoon some of the storms along the dry line could get into our western edge. By Thursday the storms will likely move into the metro area in the evening hours. Each day there is a severe threat where they form.

500mb Energy3

We’ll carry storm chances into the weekend. The cloud cover will keep the highs in the 70’s.


We have yet to have a 90° degree day recorded at DFW (the last time was 220 days ago)  Last year it happened on May 3rd. Here are some dates of when DFW first hit 90° degrees or more  for the year courtesy of local weather/news guru Paul Ruekberg:

Most recent latest first occurrences of 90:
May 10 2008
May 11 1992, 2010
May 12 1978
May 15 1993, 1999, 2007
May 20 2001, 2004
May 26 1985, 1997
May 29 1986
Jun 3 1983