The cloudy skies Texoma saw on Saturday are not expected to dampen the week ahead. The gray days are expected to clear for a few days and North Texas will not see another chance for rain until Wednesday.
That means that no umbrellas will be necessary at area Patriot Day celebrations on Tuesday.
“Since the beginning of the month, the Grayson County area has seen around 1.13 inches of rain, with the most of that coming in on Sept. 3,” Juan Hernandez, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, said on Saturday. “Coming into the rest of the weekend, North Texas will be drying out and the temperature will be around 81 degrees on Sunday.”
Sunday and Monday will be about the same, Hernandez said, and temperatures on Tuesday should be in the mid- to upper-80s. By Friday, Texoma should see temperatures once again reaching into the 90s.
“There will be about a 20 percent chance of rain on Wednesday, but the temperatures will remain in the 80s,” Hernandez said.
And as for the end of summer, Hernandez said that this season has been rather normal and that this past week’s rain is to be expected for this area around this time of the year.
“The season has been pretty normal, but we did have a stretch of hot temperatures for a while,” he said. “And along with the hot temperatures in July, there were some drought-like conditions, but that was eradicated about three weeks ago.”
The rainfall for the year has been average as well, he said.
“As for the year, through September in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we normally see around 26 inches of rain and right now we are approaching 24 inches,” he said. “It is pretty normal to be just under two inches since we have more of the month left.”