Dallas-Fort Worth will finally get a taste of fall weather near the end of the week, but first, a cold front arriving in the middle of the week will bring showers and thunderstorms to the area.
The work week will start off hot and mostly sunny on Monday, with a high of around 93 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. On Tuesday, highs will reach around 92 degrees before a strong cold front approaching from the north arrives overnight.
Multiple rounds of scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely across much of the DFW area around midweek. The NWS forecasts an 80% chance of rain across the metroplex on Wednesday and a 70% chance on Thursday. High temperatures will only reach mid-80s on Wednesday, and Thursday is expected to top out at around 79 degrees.
“A few strong storms with hail and gusty winds are possible, and isolated flash flooding will be possible where rainfall totals of 3 [inches] or more occur,” the NWS said on its website. “Rainfall totals will range from 1-3 [inches] on average across the region.”
The rain will be a welcome relief, as the state is currently experiencing drought conditions, as previously reported by The Dallas Express. However, reversing the precipitation deficit may take quite some time, the NWS warned. While some improvement may be seen through the end of the year, the drought is expected to last into 2024.
This week’s rain is expected to wrap up and move out of the North Texas region on Friday morning, leaving behind partly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the upper 70s on Friday and Saturday. Morning lows will be in the mid to upper 50s, in line with seasonal expectations.
Looking at the month just passed, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth reported that September was the second warmest on record for the region, with average daily temperatures of 84.6 degrees, falling just behind September 2019 at 85.5 degrees.