LATE SEASON FROST/FREEZE: Temperatures are mostly in the middle 40s across North Texas this morning. Some places are showing mid 30 readings or some readings just below or at the freezing mark. There is a pretty good chance this morning will for certain be the last freeze of the season (no quoting me on that) for most of Texas as we take on more of a spring pattern in coming weeks.
Today will be mostly sunny and comfortable with a high in the low 70s for most communities. A wave feature in the Gulf of Mexico will bring clouds to the state tonight, but we shouldn't have to worry about rain for today.
MID-WEEK: Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with highs in the low 70s, then we rize to the low 80s on Thursday with mostly cloudy skies. During the day, the weather stays dry and mild with increasing sunshine, but we will introduce the chance of morning showers and thunderstorms with the wave from the Gulf of Mexico. It will not be an all day rain, and it should end before the afternoon. SPC has defined a risk of severe storms for areas to the north of us (Oklahoma), but for now, we are not expecting any severe weather in North Texas Wednesday morning.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Friday should be mostly dry and sunny with temperatures in the upper 70s by the afternoon. Then, over the weekend, a moist airmass will be in place over much of Texas, meaning, some risk of showers and thunderstorms exists Saturday and Sunday morning. This is by no means a 'wash-out', but scattered thunderstorms are certainly possible throughout the day at times. Some localized flooding is possible with the communities that experience heavy downpours over time. The sun should peak out after Sunday morning, and temperatures will stay in the upper 70s this weekend.
NEXT WEEK: Most of the week will be dry and tranquil with mostly sunny skies. Look for 80 degree warm in most afternoons. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
ON THIS DAY IN 1957: An F3 tornado tore through the heart of Dallas, killing ten people and injuring 216 individuals. Total damage costs estimated to be around four million dollars. This tornado is one of the most photographed and studied in history.