More Rain Chances Tuesday; Dry Today

Posted by Donovan Neal on Monday, December 18, 2017

Foggy Start -  As you head out this morning, you're probably going to run into problems seeing clearly as you head to work and school.  Yeah, there's a lot of fog in the air right now.  In fact, a Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect for all of North Texas until 11PM this morning.  Be sure to exercise caution when traveling on roadways.

Today, the sun won't show much, and we generally stay overcast throughout with afternoon highs in the low 60s.  
Tuesday - With a deep surface low developing and a warm front lifting up from the south, North Texas should be in for another around of scattered/numerous showers and storms during the day.  A 12-hour window frame of when rain will most likely start and end would be at around 7 AM to 7 PM.  Of course, some thunderstorms will be possible, but no organized severe weather is expected.  We warm to the low 60s during the afternoon.  

Midweek - After the rain comes through, we should be considerably drier the next day with the sunshine and with afternoon highs in the upper 60s, seasonably warm for this time of the year.  We peak on Thursday in terms of the warming trend, and we forecast highs in the mid 70s during the late afternoon hours.  

Friday and the Holiday Weekend - Another surface front pushes through Friday morning, which will bring another chance of scattered showers and storms on Friday.  For now, the holiday weekend looks mostly dry and overcast with highs in the 50 degree range.  The low on Sunday will be in the upper 20s.  

Christmas Day - For now, global models are leaning more towards the idea that much of North Texas will stay dry for Christmas 2017.  Not enough confidence to take rain and some snow showers completely out of the forecast yet, but for now, it looks like we generally stay dry with that new surge of cold air coming through.  Afternoon highs will only reach the upper 30s.  We start present-opening in the mid 20s.

Next Week and Beyond - The rest of next week looks dry and cold with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.  Overnight lows will continue to be in the low 30s.  The global models also trend towards winter precipitation later this month into the beginning of 2018.  Still early for a specific forecast, but don't get your hopes up for a White Christmas.  See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.



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