North Texas is set for a taste of summer this weekend, then it’ll settle in for fall-like weather next week.
After a relatively mild week, temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s this weekend, according to KXAS-TV (NBC5) meteorologist Grant Johnston. Then a cold front is forecast to move through Dallas-Fort Worth by late Sunday or early Monday, Johnston said.
As that front moves through, it could kick off some thunderstorms, but the threat for severe weather is low, according to the National Weather Service.
After a toasty warm weekend with highs around 90 degrees, a strong early Fall cold front will bring a chance of scattered showers and storms, then breezy and cooler weather. The severe threat is low, however a strong storm or two is possible east of I-35. #dfwwx #ctxwx #texomawx pic.twitter.com/YPgBIWAGpZ— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) September 25, 2020
“The main question will be whether enough moisture will be present to produce widespread rainfall,” said Juan Hernandez, a weather service meteorologist.
Once the front moves through, North Texans can expect below-normal temperatures with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s, according to Johnston.
“There’s some nice fall weather,” Johnston said.
Some areas of North Texas west of Interstate 35 could even see lows drop into the upper 40s, according to Hernandez.
Normally by late September, Dallas-Fort Worth records highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s, according to the weather service.
After Monday, there aren’t any significant chances of rain in the forecast next week, but that could change in October, which is typically the second wettest month of the year with an average more than 4 inches of rain, according to the weather service.