Cold Front Arrives This Morning

Posted by Donovan Neal on Monday, July 30, 2018
RADAR CHECK - A complex of showers and thunderstorms are continuing to move southeast along a cold front this morning.  It is now located in Southern Oklahoma, spreading into parts of North Texas.

They will continue to move to the southeast this morning, arriving in the DFW metro between 7 to 10 AM.  The best chance of one spot getting wet this morning will be in the 50/60 percent range as they drift to the southeast.  Some of the stronger storms could produce wet microbursts and gusty winds as well, though some small hail can't be ruled out this afternoon.  The best time frame for scattered showers and thunderstorms today will be from 7AM to 2PM.  It will be mostly cloudy today with afternoon highs closer to 90 degrees for the next few days, a nice break from the typical summer time heat here in North Texas.

MIDWEEK - The front dissipates in South Texas later this week, but we will still be in the low to mid 90s as a result of the front passing through today.  The sky will clear out and sunshine will be in full force by Wednesday and Thursday.  Overnight lows will be in the upper 70s.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND - Not much change to the previous weather for our midweek.  Expect much of the same thing for the rest of the weekend; mostly sunny and hot with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 90s; right at seasonal averages for the beginning of August.

NEXT WEEK - We go back to the routine summer time weather here in North Texas; hot, humid, mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the upper 90s to low 100s, which sounds pretty typical for early August.  The GFS indicates another trough developing over the Midwest, bringing down another cold front across the Deep South.  More than likely that front will not extend westward and we will continue to stay sunny and hot for the latter half of next week, but we will continue to watch trends.  See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.

TROPIX - The Atlantic Basin continues to remain very quiet, and no new tropical cyclone development is expected within this week.  Keep in mind that the climatological peak of hurricane season is usually in mid September.



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