Hello ApexStorm readers! I’m here with another weekend update where I’ll detail the upcoming week and what weather North Texas is set to experience! There’s not too much to discuss as it’s a relatively mild week ahead of us, so it’ll be a shorter blog today.
Monday will be a slightly cool day with temperatures likely not making it out of the 50s. Sunshine will be at a premium with scarce cirrus clouds possible from time to time. After an extremely windy weekend, wind will start to subside with gusts only reaching about 20 mph. A small chance for hazy skies due to drought-induced dust from West Texas will still be possible but it will likely be less prevalent or intense as it was over the weekend. A freeze is possible overnight for the Red River counties, but most of North Texas won’t dip below freezing the entire week, unless a temperature bust occurs of course. These are often unpredictable but I see no reason that should occur. Tuesday will be seasonal February temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s with clouds lingering in the morning. Wind will also be lighter this day.
Some seasonably warm temperatures will be present Wednesday and Thursday as temperatures climb into the high 60s both days and potentially low 70s on Thursday. Some stronger southerly winds are possible both days as a surface level low approaches our area. Thursday will also be a slightly more humid day with more clouds as a result of the low.
LATE WEEK COLD FRONT:
Attached to the surface level low will be a cold front that moves in sometime late Thursday with a high level of uncertainty regarding the potential for precipitation. I’m guessing a low level of precipitation at this point with coverage of around 30%. The air mass behind the front is much colder and drier and will keep temperatures much cooler for the weekend. There is also pretty strong model guidance for an artic blast occurring over the weekend and into the following week that will bring much colder temperatures and the potential for winter weather a week from tomorrow. However, it’s extremely low confidence and will definitely require another blog update in the future. For now, stay safe, stay cool, and stay weather aware!