Another Chilly Start - We start the day with most locations in the mid 40s/low 50s in North Texas. We could see a few broken clouds starting off, but we should quickly warm to the low 70s this afternoon with abundant sunshine.
The Weekend - The weather will continue to be dry on both days with abundant sunshine, mild afternoons and cool nights. Highs will be in the 72-79 degree range on both days with lows generally in the 50s.
Football Weather - For the high school playoff games tonight, the weather should continue to remain quiet and dry with temperatures falling through the 60s.
Summit High School takes on Highland Park at SMU in Dallas (7:30p kickoff)... For now, we continue to forecast a few clouds in the night sky with temperatures falling from 64 at kickoff to about 60 degrees by the final whistle. No rain expected during the game.
Pattern Change Next Week - Rain chances begin as soon as Monday of next week with an arctic front passing through. Rain would be possible on Monday through Tuesday morning. As the cold front pushes off to the east, severe weather does not appear likely, but rain amounts generally stay below a quarter of an inch. Then, a deep upper-level trough progresses through the central and eastern thirds of the nation, and we continue to forecast the coldest air thus far in the season with lows potentially reaching the low to mid 30s and highs in the low 50s.
And the medium range global models suggest that the pattern change could stay in place through mid December, and potentially through the rest of the month. Way too early for a specific forecast, but just an idea. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
Happy Meteorological Winter! - Today marks the first day of 2017 Meteorological Winter. However, astrological winter begins on December 21 this year. Good news is - colder air is on the way to get us into the holiday feels.