HERES YOUR APEXWX 7-Day forecast!
Hey North Texas! Today was partly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 60s, but tomorrow will have some morning sunshine, but clouds quickly roll in near midday. No rain is expected, but drizzle cannot be ruled out east of I/35. We will warm to the lower to mid 70s across the region, with some upper 70s likely west of the DFW metro. We will only fall to the lower to mid 60s tomorrow night, but Saturday's high temperatures are tricky. A few models have us near 80° but some have us in the lower 70s, and the NAM, which is very accurate, has us in the upper 60s. I did lower my high temperatures to the mid 70s and will monitor forecast trends and make changes as needed. Some isolated storms may pop up east of Dallas during the afternoon, but a few models have a few storms developing in DFW along the cold front during the evening hours on Saturday. The instability will be meager during the evening, so I don't have any severe weather in my forecast at this time. If models increase CAPE values, we may have a severe risk, but all storms will remain isolated to scattered and far between. (Also known as widely scattered (spaced) thunderstorms) We will turn significant colder on Saturday, and even a few models have us falling during the day. I may have to lower highs as needed. Either way, a brisk north wind and very limited sunshine will aid for a cold day across the area. Southeastern counties may reach the upper 50s and lower 60s, but DFW will be colder, with highs in the lower to mid 50s. A few northern areas may be stuck in the 40s. We will clear out Sunday night and we will wake up Monday morning with near freezing temperatures, with 20s possible along the Red River. We will only reach the mid 50s Monday afternoon. Some more mild but very pleasant air will return later in the week with sunshine continuing to be the trend through the week.
There are signs of widespread thunderstorms returning to the area next weekend, and severe weather does appear possible during this timeframe.
There are also signs of much colder air heading into the late part of March. Stay tuned for that... but icy weather or snow seems unlikely, but you can't really tell this far out. ;) (and yes, snow and ice can occur in late March, as we all remember some big snows several years ago that occurred in late March.
Have a great evening, and TGIT!