Posted by Donovan Neal on Monday, November 27, 2017
Comfortable Morning - Temperatures early this morning are in the mid 50s in the major metropolitan areas, 40s to the east of I-35. However, we warm substantially with abundant November sunshine. The high this afternoon will be in the mid 70s.
Sunny weather and breezy conditions continue with a high in the mid 70s with westerly wind at 20 mph.
Wednesday Out - A cold front comes in by dry fashion on Wednesday, although clouds will begin to increase for those two days. Moisture will be too limited to support any rain development for this week, so we will continue to remain dry with highs in the mid 60s on both days. Some of the naturally cooler spots will start the day in the upper 30s.
Friday is also dry with a clear sky with the high in the 60-62 degree range. Excellent weather for high school playoff games continuing.
Next Week and Out - The weather continues to remain quiet for the first two days of next week, but we could be dealing rain and storms through the latter half of next week with the progression of a cold front and a vigorous upper trough. There is clear evidence that a pattern change will likely occur over the next 10-16 days with the progression of an upper-level trough that could set up over the Central and Western portion of the U.S. This could bring considerably cooler air to North Texas, with highs in only in the mid to low 50s with lows in the upper 30s. This could also bring storm chances to the Central U.S as well.
Keep in mind that we are still in our late severe weather season, which means severe weather is still possible even in December.
Also, we do note that the European model ensemble suggests that we could see up to 3 1/2 inches of rain from December to January 10th. Still no skill in a specific forecast past ten days, but we will need any rain that we can get.
Tropical Season Comes to a Quiet End - The 2017 Hurricane Season in the Atlantic ends this Thursday, and we remain quiet today.