Weather experts are expecting cool temperatures and clear skies for the next several days.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Worth had initially predicted a brief warmup across the metroplex this week ahead of a cold front that would bring strong to severe storms across the state. Gov. Greg Abbott began mobilizing emergency resources in anticipation of the severe weather, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.
Allison Prater, a meteorologist with the NWS in Fort Worth, told The Dallas Express that while the metroplex did receive some rain, no severe storms were produced.
“The reason for that is cloud cover,” said Prater. “So it remained pretty cloudy yesterday, and that really inhibited the instability needed to make those storms strong to severe, so … everything remained sub-severe.”
Prater said that the last severe thunderstorm warning the organization issued was back on October 5. She also said that no more rain is expected in the metroplex for the remainder of the week and that temperatures are expected to remain steady.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the 60s across North Texas, with clear skies on Friday. Temperatures will rise into the high 60s and low 70s over the weekend.
This weather pattern is expected to continue through the weekend, with “above-average temperatures” persisting until December 5 and the expected arrival of another cold front.
“Looks like we’ll stay, in general, in the mid to upper 60s through the first part of the week and then go back to the low to mid-60s by midweek next week,” said Prater.
No precipitation is expected to be part of next week’s cold front at this time.