Posted by Donovan Neal on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Chilly Start - Temperatures are actually not that bad this morning. Mostly mid to upper 40s across the board. After dealing with near record highs yesterday afternoon, today should be considerably cooler with temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s due to the cold front that came through during the evening hours. The average high for DFW on December 12 is 58.
For the Rest of the Week - Tomorrow should continue to stay nice and pleasant with highs in the low 70s, about ten degrees above average for December. The rest of the week looks to be very dry with cool nights and pleasant days. Another cold front comes through during the day on Thursday, which will cause temperatures to drop to near 60 for that day, followed by mid 50s on Friday.
The Weekend - Saturday looks to be a very pleasant day with plenty of sunshine. After starting the morning in the mid 40s, we warm nicely to the low 70s. Moisture will start to increase on Sunday ahead of another cold front, and with that, we will mention a chance of scattered showers during the day on Sunday. However, the European (ECMWF) model shows most of the rain developing to the east of North Texas, showing that we continue to stay dry, which brings the confidence in the forecast down. The high will be near 70 degrees.
Next Week - Anything left from Sunday should be out of here by Monday. The high should be around 75 degrees. The rest of the week looks seasonably warm with above average temperatures.
Voodoo - Five of the twenty members of the GFS Ensemble show very little hope of snow at or around Christmas, but the other fifteen show nothing. Still way too early in the game to know, and based on climatology, the chances of a White Christmas in DFW is less than one percent... so I wouldn't hold my breath on that.