*no Texas Weather Discussion Video this morning*
COMFORTABLE DAY AHEAD - Temperatures this morning are in the upper 30s/lower 40s across North Texas... Sunshine will be in full force afternoon, so expect highs in the lower 60s later, which is where we should be for late February.
Moisture increases tomorrow, and there could be showers at times during the day as moisture increases again. We turn mostly cloudy on Tuesday, but highs will still hold in the mid 60s with overnight lows in the low 50s which is actually above our average low of 42° for February 25th.
MID-WEEK - Not much change. Clouds still hold on Wednesday with the potential for a couple of showers throughout the day, but we turn sharply warm with highs reaching the low 70s by the afternoon
A cold front comes through overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, which will result in scattered showers during the morning hours before drying out (maybe becoming sunny) during as the afternoon begins. Highs will only reach the low 60s on Thursday.
We kick off the first day of Meteorological Spring (the first day of March) with a mix of sun and clouds with mild, breezy conditions. Afternoon highs will reach the mid 70s once again with a southwest wind of 10-20 mph. Overnight lows will stay in the mid 40s.
THE WEEKEND - Another cold front comes through Friday evening which has the potential to keep us in the upper 20s to lower 40 degree range for a while. We expect partly cloudy conditions on Saturday with afternoon highs in the low 40s. There is a good chance that we continue to stay dry on Sunday with afternoon highs in the low 30s with a mix of sun and clouds. The lack of moisture across North Texas precludes the risk of wintery weather for the weekend, so expect a cold, dry two days for now.
NEXT WEEK - Monday will be mostly dry with highs in the low 40s, then lots of questions arise Tuesday. Lots of talk regarding the potential for some type of wintery weather has been surfacing over this past weekend. Still way too early, but if anything were to happen, accumulations would remain light for now. Regardless, temperatures look to be below average for at least the early part of this week.
TORNADO SURVEY: The tornado that hit Columbus, Mississippi directly was a strong EF3, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson. One person was killed there, and 11 injuries were reported. This is the first intense tornado of the year. It has been 667 days since a violent (EF4+) tornado has touched down in the U.S.