Dry west winds Sunday provided just the ingredient for a record-tying high temperature for the date of 87 degrees at DFW Airport.
The high came about 2 p.m. Waco broke a record with 89 degrees on Sunday, surpassing the old mark of 85, which was set in 1938 and again in 1986. The DFW record also came in 1938.
The 87 degrees was just two degrees short of the record high for any November day in North Texas. The record of 89 was reached on Nov. 6, 1989; Nov. 14, 1989; and Nov. 22, 1955.
But the warmer temperatures weren’t expected to stick around. A cold front arrived Sunday afternoon, and cooler temperatures are in order for today and the next several days.
“We’ll probably see 50 degrees for a morning low,” said meteorologist Nick Hampshire at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.
Sunny skies will be over Dallas-FortWorth today, but no more warm temperatures are expected during the day for the rest of the week, forecasters say.
Residents will wake up to temperatures in the mid-40s this week and daytime temperatures will range from the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Those who decided to wash their cars in the sunny weather will get a temporary reprieve from rain. Slight rain chances return to the area starting Thursday.
“It’s still too early to say when we’ll have a better chance of rain,” said meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh of the NWS in Fort Worth. “Right now, we have the rain chances spread over several days.”