Rain, Cooler Weather Return to North Texas

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Cooler temperatures and showers have returned to the North Texas region, bringing an end to the oppressive heat for the season.

Daily highs are expected to remain in the low to upper 80s throughout the week, with overnight lows ranging from the upper 60s to the low 70s, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth (NWS).

The NWS has also predicted a 30% chance of scattered showers on Wednesday, which will increase to 50% overnight and 60% on Thursday. Some systems could develop into thunderstorms, but no severe weather is expected at this time.

“We’re just going to stay kind of cloudy with the scattered showers for really the next couple of days,” Jason Dunn, a meteorologist with NWS, said in a telephone interview. “Looks like maybe tomorrow and tomorrow night things will pick up a little bit before things taper off over the weekend.”

He added that the heaviest rainfall will remain south of the metro area, with a possibility of minor flooding south of I-20.

The NWS posted on social media, “Pockets of heavy rain could produce 1-2 [inches] rainfall totals across parts of Central Texas overnight into the day Thursday. Activity will remain more scattered north of I-20.”

However, Dunn said that the DFW should still see a “decent” amount of rain throughout the week.

As for the weekend, the outlook appears almost ideal for outdoor activities.

The NWS has forecasted that skies will begin clearing Saturday around the metroplex, with a daytime high of about 86 degrees. There is a 20% chance of rain overnight on Saturday, but Sunday will be bright and sunny with a high temperature near 88 degrees.

Overnight lows for the weekend will range from the mid to upper 60s.

Looking ahead to next week, the NWS has forecasted sunny skies over North Texas for Monday and Tuesday, with highs near 92 and overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s.

Such weather should be a welcome reprieve from the record-breaking temperatures logged this summer. The area has seen 53 days of triple-digit temperatures so far this year, placing 2023 in fourth place in the rankings of years with the most triple-digit highs. The year 2011 holds the top spot for the most 100+ degree days, at 71, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

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