Triple digits on Saturday, mid 80s, rain on Sunday

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If you can just make it through Saturday, take heart.

Sunday’s forecast calls for temperatures in the mid 80s with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms.

The cooldown is expected to result from an unusual source for this time of year, said Nick Hampshire, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

He explained that an area of high pressure over the East Coast is expected to displace a low-pressure system that was over Kentucky Friday evening.

“It’s going to shift that upper-level low into the Southern Plains,” Hampshire said.

Cooler air will come with it.

Upper-level low-pressure systems usually come from the west, Hampshire said, so this is an unusual pattern.

Meanwhile, southerly winds from the Gulf of Mexico will drag moist air into North Texas, and thunderstorms could result when the low pressure system arrives overnight Saturday.

Sunday night also holds a 40 percent chance for storms, although no severe weather is expected, Hampshire said.

Monday will be in the mid-to-high 80s, but still with a 40 percent chance for rain, the weather service reported.

Rain chances start to taper off Tuesday, moving to 30 percent Tuesday and 20 percent Wednesday.

Daytime temperatures both days will be in the low 90s and stay that way until Friday, when the high will be about 96, the weather service said.

But before all this can happen, North Texans will have to endure Saturday, when a high of 101 is forecast.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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