Showers and thunderstorms greeted North Texans on Friday morning, but forecasters say holiday shoppers will have a dry and cool weekend.
Rainfall totals were less than a half-inch in Tarrant County on Friday morning; light rain was expected to hang around for a few more hours. The National Weather Service office in north Fort Worth had received just a 10th of an inch.
Heavier rainfall totals were seen elsewhere. Almost a half-inch fell northeast of Dallas, and Thorndale, east of Georgetown in central Texas, recorded 1.26 inches, according to the weather service.
Fog also was reported in several North Texas counties on Friday morning.
“Once the rain leaves, it’s still going to be cloudy,” said meteorologist Lamont Bain.
Daytime temperatures will be around 50 degrees in Tarrant County.
Holiday shoppers should have dry conditions on the final weekend before Christmas. Forecasters are calling for partly cloudy skies this weekend, with morning temperatures in the lower 40s and highs in the low- to mid-50s.
The forecast is basically the same all the way to Christmas Eve, when the weather service predicts morning temperatures in the upper 30s and a high of 58.
For Christmas Day, it should be mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 60s.
Of course, that means no chance of snow.
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