*no Texas Weather Discussion Video today*
VERY COOL MORNING - A long-awaited cold front swept the region yesterday morning, which brought numerous scattered showers and storms across the region and cooler temperatures. Although that front is down to the south now, we are still feeling it with cooler weather. Temperatures are in the low 60s across the region. The last time we have seen morning lows in the low 60s was in April/May. We will maintain our cooler weather with afternoon highs in the mid 70s, about ten degrees cooler than our average high of 85° for September 27.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND - Confidence is increasing that most of the weekend trends much drier. We are forecasting mostly sunny days, fair nights, and only a few isolated showers. Highs will be in the 82-86 degree range with morning lows in the upper 70s.
MIDLOTHIAN MARCHING CONTEST - The Midlothian Marching Showcase will be held at the Midlothian ISD Multi-Purpose Stadium this Saturday. Expect a fair amount of cloud cover with any scattered showers to the south of the metro. The good news is, since the air is cool and stable, you won't be sweating as much after prelims/finals run. I will have graphics for all of the upcoming marching contests happening this Saturday tomorrow.
FOOTBALL WEATHER - For the high school football games Friday night, the sky will be partly cloudy with temperatures falling through the low 80s. Showers and thunderstorms should not be an issue.
NEXT WEEK - The upper ridge begins to rebuild across the South, and we will maintain our warm, dry pattern with partly cloudy skies. Highs will stick in the low to mid 80s.
TROPICS - Tropical Storm Kirk will move through the Lesser Antilles this morning with sustained 60 mph winds. After that, weakening is expected once the system reaches the Caribbean, and there is a good chance that this system dissipates south of the Dominican Republic this weekend as a result of dry air and shear. The rest of the Atlantic Basin is quiet.