Fall temperatures are in the forecast for North Texans, and it’s about time.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Sunday afternoon for parts of North Texas, but it expired.
The warning follows a record high temperature for the day.
Just after 4 p.m., it was 97 degrees, setting a new record.
A Canadian cold front is the reason for the showers, thunderstorms and cooler temperatures.
If that’s not enough, another cold front makes its way to North Texas later in the week, bringing with it much cooler temperatures.
Officially, autumn arrived on Sept. 23, but North Texans haven’t seen much of it. Temperatures have been in the 90s with high humidity levels.
On Sunday afternoon, the new high temperature for the day was reached at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. The record high was 96 degrees, which had been reached twice, 1939 and 1956, according to records with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
But the cold front has brought a broken line of showers and thunderstorms.
“It will be a cool down,” said meteorologist Jason Goodwin at the NWS office in Fort Worth in a telephone interview with the Star-Telegram on Sunday.
North winds will bring the temperatures to about 80 degrees at about 7 p.m. Sunday, and it will be in the upper 60s by midnight.
“Monday will truly be a nice day,” Goodwin said.
The daytime temperature Monday will be about 73 in Fort Worth. And the humidity levels also will be lower, according to the NWS forecast.
Temperatures will get back in the 80s later in the week, but a much stronger cold front arrives in North Texas late Thursday or early Friday.
More cooler temperatures and rain are in the forecast for Friday.
Forecasters say the high Friday should be about 64 degrees. The low Saturday morning will be 45, real autumn and pumpkin spice weather.