Warmer weather for the North Texas region is in the forecast for the rest of the day and the weekend now that the polar vortex has come and gone.
Rain will cover most of the DFW area today but is expected to move out of the area about 6 p.m. and high temperatures are expected to reach around 70 degrees, according to Jesse Moore, a meteorologist with the Fort Worth office of the National Weather Service.
The chilly temperatures that gripped the area earlier in the week are memories, and although two cold fronts will pass through the region Friday and Sunday, the air behind those fronts will not be as cold, Moore said.
“The current pattern is where most of the cold air is dammed up in the north and in Canada so we’ll continue to see above normal temps,” Moore said.
Dense fog greeted commuters as they ventured out Friday morning but the fog lifted by 8 a.m. and the National Weather Service pulled the Metroplex from a dense fog advisory about 7 a.m., Moore said.
The rain today is expected to be light to moderate in most areas with precipitation totals not exceeding a half-inch, Moore said. No rain is expected for next week and no extremely cold temperatures are expected in the area for the next six-to-10 days, Moore said.
“Saturday and Sunday should be beautiful,” Moore said.
Saturday should be mostly sunny with lows in the upper 30s and highs in the upper 60s, and Sunday should be about the same with lows in the lower 40s and highs in the lower 70s with mostly sunny skies, Moore said.