We’ve got good news and bad news. The good news: Fall weather is almost here. A cold front will move into the Dallas area around rush hour Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
The bad news: It won’t last.
Expect a noticeable drop in temperature around 6 or 7 p.m. Monday, said meteorologist Lamont Bain with the National Weather Service. That’ll be a welcome respite from record-breaking heat — a high of 96 degrees logged at DFW International Airport.
The last time it was nearly that hot on this date was in 1963, when the temperature climbed to 95 degrees.
But temper your excitement, because the forecast also calls for a 50 percent chance of rain with the potential for isolated severe weather.
If there is severe weather, the main threat will be strong winds and hail, and it will be focused on small areas.
"It’s not going to be an instance where the entire Metroplex gets wet," Bain said.
You can expect blustery weather overnight, with a high around 70 on Tuesday. Early Wednesday will be even cooler than Tuesday morning, with temperatures hovering around 50 degrees, Bain said, though the mercury may reach the mid-70s by Wednesday afternoon.
Enjoy the comfort of a jacket because we’re expected to be back in the 80s toward the end of the week. It’ll feel more pleasant than the recent humid heat we’ve experienced in North Texas, Bain said, though the forecast calls for muggier and hotter weather by Saturday — possibly a return to the low 90s.
Meteorologists can’t say when North Texas might see a prolonged stretch of cool weather. The National Weather Service projects that we’re headed toward another mild winter, Bain said.
Well, at least we can cry into our pumpkin-spice lattes.
Here’s a look at what meteorologists at KXAS-TV (NBC5) have in the forecast for the week:
Tuesday: 72/55; partly cloudy
Wednesday: 76/54; mostly sunny
Thursday: 86/60; mostly sunny
Friday: 91/69; mostly sunny