With hot conditions and breezy winds, there’s an elevated fire weather threat that could mean grassfires for North Texas on Monday. Temperatures will be in the upper 90s on Tuesday. The heat index could exceed 105 degrees east of Interstate 35 on Monday and Tuesday.
But rain chances return to the forecast Tuesday evening and a cold front arrives Wednesday, bringing with it some cooler temperatures and lots of rain chances.
“It’s so exciting,” National Weather Service meteorologist Bianca Villanueva said Sunday in a telephone interview. “From Wednesday until Saturday, there are rain chances.”
The cold front will help bring daytime temperatures to the mid-90s and low 90s by Saturday, according to the NWS forecast.
Forecasters say there’s a 20 percent chance of rain Tuesday evening before the cold front arrives.
There’s a 60 percent chance of rain Wednesday evening and a 50 percent chance on Thursday. North Texans have a 40 percent chance of rain Friday and a 30 percent chance on Saturday.
Forecasters are not calling for any hail in the storms in North Texas.