Rain, Cooler Weather Sunset Summer’s High Temps

Rainy weather | Image by Julia Sudnitskaya

Weather officials are expecting slightly warmer temperatures across Texas this upcoming week, preceded by a few more chances of showers and thunderstorms.

Oppressively hot, triple-digit temperatures appear to have come to an end for the season as summer transitions to fall.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth recorded a reprieve from these conditions this week as much cooler temperatures accompanied by showers and storms persisted across North and Central Texas, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

Although drought conditions continue across the state, the NWS recorded some much-needed rain on Thursday, with some areas receiving over 3 inches of rainfall. Officials reported that the greatest amount of rainfall occurred south of the Interstate 20 corridor, and a “bullseye” area between Lake Whitney and Stephenville saw 3 to 5 inches.

Weather officials anticipate that these rainy conditions will remain a bit longer.

The NWS in Fort Worth expects the rain to persist throughout the weekend, with the arrival of another cold front in the evening hours of Friday. The greatest potential for rain accumulation over 1 inch is expected in areas south of Interstate 25 and west of the Interstate 35 corridor.

Temperatures across the area are expected to drop to the high 60s to low 70s across the region overnight, accompanied by greater potential for showers and storms.

“Isolated, more robust storms will produce brief heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, and gusty outflow winds,” said the NWS in a social media post on Friday.

These conditions will continue through Saturday, with temperatures rising to the mid to high 80s. The agency warns that some storms generated on the 16th may be “strong” and produce hazards such as hail, gusty winds, and locally heavy rain.

Rain potential is then expected to decrease into Sunday.

By the 17th, warmer weather will arrive in the region, with temperatures rising back into the low 90s. Sunday and Monday are expected to remain dry, but rain chances will return to the area again by the middle of next week.

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