Posted by Donovan Neal on Thursday, December 14, 2017
Chilly Start - Another chilly start to the day in North Texas where in Denton, our weather station reports a temperature of 33 degrees as of 5:36 AM. Other locations other than the north are in the 40s.
Today will be sunny with a high in the low 60s this afternoon, tomorrow we continue to remain dry with highs in the mid 50s with plenty of sunshine.
The Weekend - We begin the weekend on Saturday pretty chilly with lows in the low 40s, then with highs reaching the low 60s with abundant sunshine during the day. Clouds will start to increase during the evening on Saturday ahead of a surface front, then Saturday night through Sunday morning could be wet at times with a few showers or even a thunderstorm as a surface front pushes through and a shortwave trough ejects from the west. Some thunder is possible, but no organized severe weather is expected. And we will certainly take any rain that we can catch right now because many locations around North Texas are entering their 53rd day of no measurable rainfall. Rain amounts will try to amount to 1/2 an inch in most spots. The high should be in the mid 60s on Sunday.
Next Week - The early part of next week looks very dry and seasonably warm. The same forecast of cool nights and pleasant days sticks with us for a while. Models do hint at some rain returning late next week... See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
Thoughts on a White Christmas - Lets not get ahead of ourselves, now. Global models have been trending towards some kind of winter weather at or around Christmas day. We could also have a wet down during the week of Christmas, something that we desperately need. Some wintery weather is possible alongside the precipitation.