North Texans can expect to see a few more rounds of rain on Thursday and Friday before the skies clear over the weekend.
Most of the state has experienced a reprieve this week from the hot and oppressive temperatures that prevailed over much of the summer. Rain and cooler temperatures since Monday have marked the region’s transition into fall, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.
“Off-and-on showers and storms” persisted across North Texas Thursday morning, bringing lightning and downpours in some areas, the National Weather Service reported. “Pockets of heavier rainfall” were projected for areas along and south of the I-20 corridor, but the precipitation was expected to taper off in the afternoon.
The high temperature for Thursday is anticipated to reach 80 degrees.
Parts of the metroplex will see rain overnight Thursday and into Friday, with the NWS forecasting a 30-40% chance of showers. Temperatures will range from an overnight low on Thursday of 69 degrees to a high of 85 on Friday.
The NWS is now projecting the rain will linger a while longer than previously expected, with meteorologists forecasting a 40% chance of showers on Saturday, dropping to 30% in the evening hours.
Skies are expected to clear Sunday, with highs reaching 89 degrees. Monday will likewise be sunny and clear, with a high temperature near 90 degrees. Overnight lows on both nights will drop to the upper 60s.
While triple-digit temperatures appear to have packed their bags and left for the season, next week could bring temperatures in the 90s back to the DFW metroplex.
Weather officials have forecasted highs around 92 degrees for September 19 and 20 and another chance for scattered precipitation on both days.
Other parts of North America are bracing for more severe weather in the coming days.
The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring two hurricanes out in the Atlantic Ocean. One of these, Hurricane Lee, is already bringing tropical storm conditions to the island of Bermuda and is expected to impact the New England and Canadian coasts this weekend.