North Texans may want to pack an umbrella on Monday and a coat for the remainder of the week.
Weather experts expect a dry and cool week as Thanksgiving Day approaches, preceded by a chance for isolated showers and storms on November 20.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth expects a cold front to move through the North Texas region on November 20, spawning isolated thunderstorms, some possibly severe, mainly in counties east of the DFW metroplex.
“A few intense storms with gusty winds and small hail are possible in parts of Central and East Texas between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.,” states the National Weather Service (NWS) on its website. “It will turn breezy and much cooler behind the front with northwest winds of 20-25 mph and higher gusts.”
David Bonnette, a meteorologist with the NWS in Fort Worth, told The Dallas Express that no rain apart from what was seen earlier this morning is expected in the metroplex.
“We got a few light rain showers, and that’s about it, so we’re pretty much done for the day,” said Bonnette.
Bonnette added that much cooler temperatures will persist throughout the week and into Thanksgiving Day.
“Today [November 20] should be the last day in the seventies, and in the next couple of days, we’re going to have high temperatures in the 50s, and that’ll continue through the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Bonnette.
A warming trend is anticipated over the coming days; however, it is not expected to be “substantial” as it will only raise temperatures into the mid- to high-50s.
“Below normal temperatures will continue through the upcoming weekend. High temperatures will generally be in the 50s to low 60s each afternoon with morning lows in the 30s and 40s,” said the NWS on its website.