We start the work week (and the first day of school for some) quiet with highs in the mid 80s with several 70s about. There is nothing weather wise that should cause any delays traveling to work and school early this morning.
Eclipse Weather - Today is the big day where the most photographed thing in the country takes place - a total solar eclipse. North Texas will be able to see a partial eclipse (75 percent). Weather-wise, it is expected to be perfect for eclipse viewing, with only a few mid-level clouds expected with temperatures in the upper 90s. The eclipse in DFW will start at 11:39-11:40, peak at 1:09-1:10, before ending at 2:39-2:40.
Please understand that it is imperative that you do not look directly at the sun without wearing ISO 12312-2 compliant glasses. Failure to do so may lead to temporary or permanent blindness, or serious/permanent eye damage.
For the Rest of the Week - Scattered showers and storms will be possible along a cold front coming from the north, mainly affecting the area overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. The main risk at this point would be heavy rain and frequent lightning, and maybe some localized gusty winds at times. There is a 50/50 chance of one spot getting wet on Wednesday. We should struggle to get out of the 80s due to cloud cover and precipitation.
Friday and the Weekend - Early parts of the weekend should be pleasant with mostly sunny conditions with highs in the low 90s, no signs of any excessively hot weather for those few days. We reintroduce a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms again with mostly cloudy skies on Sunday.
Next Week - Not much change. Still pleasant with plenty of sunshine with highs mostly in the upper 80s. No sign of any excessively hot weather anytime soon. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
Tropics - Things are not as active as last week...
Remnants of Harvey - Tropical Storm Harvey dissipated this weekend, but re intensification has been evident many times with this system. A tropical cyclone is still possible as it makes it way towards the coast of Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula.
Invest 92L - This one is in a harsh environment that is not very favorable for development. However, development of this system is still possible to the north of the Bahamas as it makes its way towards Central Florida or adjacent east coast areas.
There is another wave in the middle of the Atlantic Basin that we don't have to worry about due to dry air, shear, and upper-level winds.