Friday’s cold front has pushed south of the DFW area and stretches west towards San Angelo and Van Horn.  Much cooler temps are in the forecast today thanks to both the front and rainfall that has continued to develop both out ahead of the front and behind the front as well.  Rainfall across the northern half of the state will begin to diminish as we head into the afternoon hours.  Areas further south will see continued chances for rainfall today, especially across central, south central, southeast and south Texas during the afternoon hours. Rain chances decrease overnight but will return again on Sunday although coverage is not expected to be as widespread.  Rainfall amounts will vary from location to location.  Some parts of north Texas may pick up 1-2 inches or more this morning, with scattered half inch to 1-2 inches later this afternoon across central and south central Texas in a very hit or miss pattern.  Hopefully most of you will see enough to at least help water your lawn or garden.

Below is an animated look at how the radar is likely to look today and into the early overnight hours.  Once the rainfall across north Texas comes to an end later today, we’ll still be dealing with widespread scattered showers and storms across the southern half of the state.  While a few of the storms could become strong during the afternoon with a gusty wind and small hail threat, the main threat will be heavy rain and isolated flash flooding under the stronger cells.

Yes, we get a break from the relentless heat we’ve endured over the past several days!  Highs today and on Sunday for many will be a good 20 degrees lower than they were yesterday.  Unfortunately, due to the fact that the front is expected to wash out before reaching those living in south Texas, highs in the upper 90s to low 100s will stick around.  This “cooler” trend will be sticking around for several days into the coming week.  Temps will begin to creep back up as we get into the middle of next week, but at this time, we’re not seeing a major push back into the widespread 100s just yet.  Enjoy the cool down while it lasts!