Tarrant County and surrounding areas are about to experience weather from spring, summer, fall and winter — over the span of four days.
A gloomy Tuesday will give way to spring- and even summer-like weather Wednesday and Thursday before a cold front brings a chilly, wet weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
"It's going to be kind of a dreary day," NWS meteorologist Jason Godwin said of Tuesday. "We could see a little drizzle, mainly during the morning." Tuesday's forecast high is 47.
There's a 30 percent chance of rain and fog Tuesday night — mostly after midnight, Godwin said. Then things start to heat up.
Godwin said that strong winds from the south and southwest will fuel a warm-up that will bring highs near 70 on Wednesday and 80 on Thursday.
"The record high is 83, so it looks like that record will be safe," Godwin said of Thursday's temperatures.
But a cold front bringing winds of 10-20 mph will cross the Red River around midnight Thursday and make its way into Tarrant County by around daybreak on Friday.
Temperatures are forecast to be back down to the low 50s Friday and Saturday, with a 40 percent chance of rain Friday increasing to 70 percent Friday night, and a 60 percent chance of rain on Saturday. No severe weather is expected.
"It's not going to be a particularly strong [cold front] passage by North Texas standards," Godwin said. "There's no major chance of sleet or snow."
Then the seesaw is predicted to tilt again, with Sunday and Monday bringing high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. And Monday brings a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.