Monday, December 31, 2012
Expect lower 40s on New Year’s Eve evening
Beware of patchy fog between 6 p.m. and midnight. Which means: Take a cab.
It would appear 2012 will end with a bit of a whimper weatherwise. As in, the rain covering North Texas this morning won’t last long: “It’ll be gone around noon, 1 p.m.,” says National Weather Service meteorologist Jamie Gudmestad. Earlier predictions had it arriving earlier and lasting longer. But, alas, dry air aloft kept it from reaching North Texas several hours later than expected. And it won’t amount to much — maybe a quarter of an inch’s worth, if that.
“There’s a lot of moisture at the lower levels, but in the mid-levels there’s a bit of dry air,” says Gudmestad. “That’s helped keep the amount down quite a bit.”
Which means Dallas-Fort Worth should finish 2012 about five inches below normal rainfall.
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Temperatures won’t get much higher either: Expect mid-40s today, lower 40s ’round midnight, and upper 30s toward New Year’s Day-break.
“The later people are out tonight, the cooler it’ll get,” she says. But this word of warning: “There will be some fog between 6 p.m. and midnight, some patchy fog. People should be aware of that.”
Other than that, the new year will begin as the current one exists — with highs in the mid- to upper 40s through Thursday, and lows close to freezing.
“There’s a decent amount of moisture, so it won’t get real cold, as dew points will stay up higher,” says Gudmestad.
Highs should reach 50 by Friday — and close to 60 come Sunday.