A cold front that began moving through North Texas late Sunday was bringing some remedy for the hot weather– however not without some discomfort.
By 8 p.m. Sunday, more than 125,000 customers were without power as the cold front kicked up strong thunderstorms, according to Oncor.
The National Weather Service provided several extreme thunderstorm cautions, warning that storms might produce 60-mph winds and small hail.
The Weather Service got several reports of strong winds, including gusts up to 67 mph at DFW International Airport and 61 mph at Love Field.
KXAS-TV (NBC5) meteorologist David Finfrock stated the cold front might drop heats into the low to mid-90s.
“Still warm, however it sure beats the 100-plus we‘ve been seeing in recent days,” he stated.
Sunday’s high was 104, marking the 5th day in a row to reach the 100s, according to the Weather Service.
It will remain hot today with highs from 99 to 104 and heat index worths from 105 to 108. Storm opportunities will return this afternoon/tonight when a cold front arrives. Isolated extreme wind gusts will be the primary hazard. Sadly, not everybody will see rain. #dfwwx #txwx #ctxwx pic.twitter.com/pSoQ4kSSBr– NWS Fort Worth(@NWSFortWorth ) August 16, 2020 The Weather Service had actually provided a heat advisory for the majority of North Texas.”Thankfully,
today must be the ending of our recent heat wave as we go back to near-normal temperature levels for the upcoming week,”stated Matt Stalley, a Weather condition Service meteorologist. Extensive extreme weather was not anticipated for Sunday night, however some storms might be strong and may produce some small hail, Stalley stated.”” The greatest hazard with all activity throughout this time duration will be harmful winds,”he stated. All of North Texas was under a marginal threat for extreme weather, according to the Storm Forecast Center.
Some locations of North Texas may not see any rain at all, and by midnight, any storms that establish must be moving south of
the area, Stalley stated. That front will lead to a cooler week in Dallas-Fort Worth– albeit by Texas requirements
. Highs are anticipated in the 90s throughout the week, however after Sunday, there’s not triple-digit heat in the projection.
Here’s what KXAS-TV(NBC5 )has in the projection: Sunday: 100/80; 40 %opportunity of thunderstorms Monday: 94/75 Tuesday: 94/73 Wednesday: 94/72 Thursday: 95/72 Source: dallasnews.com