PLEASANT DAY AHEAD - A good supply of sunshine is expected across North Texas today with a high in the lower 70s, which is about 5 or 6 degrees below the average high of 76 for April 10. Tonight will also be very cool and chilly for some spots; We will have a low mostly in the low 50s, though some of the naturally cooler spots could drop to the upper 40s.
TOMORROW AND THURSDAY - We start a warming trend in advance of a storm system with warm days and fair, comfortable nights. Afternoon highs will be in the low 80s on Wednesday, and mid 80s by Thursday. Southerly winds will increase by Thursday in advance of a storm system, which could make the day quite breezy.
STORMS RETURN FRIDAY - Showers and thunderstorms will develop along a dryline Friday afternoon and evening, and will advance to the east and northeast. Some of these storms could turn severe, with all modes of severe weather appearing possible. The area of greatest coverage will be in the in the severe weather risk the SPC has outlined for parts of North Texas extending into the lower Midwest.
This risk does include areas strictly along and east of the I-35 corridor, but does not include Lewisville, Arlington, or Fort Worth yet. The bottom line is, whether you are in the risk or not, Friday looks to be a very stormy afternoon and evening for the region. We will be able to give more specifics once we get closer to Friday.
The Weekend - After the cold front moves through, cold air advection will follow, which will make the weekend cool but very comfortable. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s for both days.
NEXT WEEK - The early part of next week looks dry with warm afternoons and cool nights. Highs will average in the upper 70s with lots of sunshine each day. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.