You might need to keep an umbrella handy later this week if you are going to stick around the metroplex.
Weather experts are predicting the return of showers and thunderstorms across North Texas. Such chances are expected to shift west by the end of the work week.
North Texas saw a warm start to the week with sunny conditions and temperatures in the low- to mid-80s across the metroplex. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth (NWS) expects these “unseasonably warm” conditions to continue through Wednesday.
A cold front is predicted to arrive on November 9, which is expected to bring a significant drop in temperatures and chances of showers and thunderstorms.
“Our next cold front will bring more seasonable temperatures along with a chance of rain to the region on Thursday,” said the NWS on its website. “Isolated to scattered storms will accompany showers throughout the day on Thursday into Friday morning.”
The best chance for showers and storms is anticipated to remain north of I-20 during the majority of the day on November 9 before shifting east of I-35 in the overnight hours.
At this time, no severe weather conditions are expected.
The cold front is predicted to drop temperatures down 20 degrees on November 9, with highs in the low- to mid-60s and lows in the 40s. Rain chances are expected to move out of the region on November 10. The cooler weather is predicted to remain through the weekend.
“Expect lows in the 40s and highs generally in the 50s this weekend. You may want a jacket if you go anywhere in the mornings,” said the NWS.
Drought conditions across the state appear to have improved due to substantial rainfall sustained last month, as previously reported by The Dallas Express. Weather officials attribute this added rainfall as the reason some burn bans across the state are being removed.
“Abundant October rainfall helped maintain the fall growing season, but early freezing temperatures quickly brought it to a close. This warm season vegetation will remain dormant through the cold season,” said the NWS on its website.
“Although precipitation in the cold season can initiate the growth of some winter grasses, the dormant vegetation could still be conducive to fire initiation and spread,” NWS added.
Weather experts advise citizens to remain vigilant for wildfires even if a formal ban is not in place.