Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Temps in Dallas top out in 90s thanks to early-morning rain
There's a low chance of rain Wednesday.
For a moment early this morning, it looked like Dallas-Fort Worth would spend another sunrise with a good, soaking rain. But what remains is a storm that’s a shadow of a shadow of its former self as it makes its way across Dallas County and parts north thanks to a cold front now south of the area.
And what you see is likely all we’ll get for the next long while as a ridge of high pressure begins its march back into Dallas-Forth Worth, slamming tight that cap on any rain chances that might stray our way for the foreseeable future.
“This is more than likely it for the day,” says Jason Dunn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. “Anything that redevelops will be south of us. We’ll have light rain persist through the next few hours at this continues to diminish. But rain will be spotty, and it will develop around the front.”
And despite the early-week rain, Dallas/Fort Worth International is still 3.33 inches below normal rainfall for the year — another year in the negative numbers. But Dallas Love Field is faring much better: The city-owned airport’s “only down .42 of an inch, which isn’t too bad,” says Dunn.
And we do have this much going for us: Highs today will be around 90 thanks to the front.
But Dunn says anyone suggesting further rain chances tomorrow is likely to come up short: “If we don’t get anything late tonight, which is probably a much lower chance than we’ve seen the last two days, getting anything additional will be fairly tough. There may be some chances in the Paris area tomorrow, but that’s it. Twenty percent isn’t much of a chance.”
The cap returns tomorrow, says Dunn, “for at least the next several days.” Which means hot and dry.
“But, hey,” says Dunn, “we got a good little bit headed into it.”