Posted by Donovan Neal on Thursday, December 7, 2017
Radar Check - Very light rainfall continues over parts of Central Texas this morning. Some of the rain is not even hitting the ground at this point.
There is still the chance that some of the rain could turn into a sleet/snow mix. But no accumulation or impacts is expected at this time. Most communities in and around the DFW metro are in the mid 40s this morning. If it is cold now, it will only get colder as we progress through the day. With a cold trough in our area, a cold front passing through this afternoon, and a northwest wind at 10-15 mph, high temperatures will fall to the lower 40s this afternoon. The wind chill associated with the northwest wind will actually make it feel like the low 30s/upper 20s, making for a raw, cold day. Be sure to dress accordingly this morning and plan ahead for the rest of the day.
During the overnight hours, the temperature will drop significantly to the upper 20s during the overnight hours, which means that we will most likely see our first freeze of the season in North Texas. A Freeze Warning will most likely be required for the DFW metro area and much of north-central Texas this evening for the possibility of a widespread freeze tonight into Friday morning. After the morning hours, Friday will also be another chilly day with highs only reaching the upper 40s in most spots. The sun comes out by the afternoon, which won't help much with our cold situation.
Football Weather - For the high school playoff games tomorrow night, the game should be played under a mostly fair sky with temperatures falling from the mid to upper 40s during the game.
Lake Ridge High School will take on Highland Park at AT&T Stadium Friday night (kickoff @ 7:30p). The weather going into the dome looks very cold with a temperature around 48 at kickoff, falling to around 43 by the final whistle.
The Weekend - We trend warmer and sunnier through the weekend, and we will forecast highs in the 60-68 degree range with lows in the upper 30s.
Next Week - The upper-level trough should continue to be anchored over the eastern thirds of the U.S., and the week ahead looks very dry with temperatures generally below average. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.