Chill Winds Sweep Through Dallas, Bringing a Sharp Drop in Temperatures After Record Heat

Chill Winds Sweep Through Dallas, Bringing a Sharp Drop in Temperatures After Record HeatSource: JWTexas777, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Richard Dawson
Published on December 09, 2023

Dallas residents who reveled in Friday's record-tying heat of 80 degrees are now feeling a cool shift as a cold front sweeps across North Texas, according to forecasts. The National Weather Service shows that today's temps will peak at 63 degrees with a persistent north-northwest wind of 10 to 15 mph and gusts up to 25 mph; tonight, the mercury is set to dip to 37 degrees, maintaining the chilly breeze.

The breezy conditions won't let up this weekend, but the direction will shift from the south to the north. Forecasts say the clear skies will withhold any precipitation well east of the region on Saturday, but it may not provide much respite from the wind's bite, particularly on Sunday morning when wind chills could plunge into the 20s, as reported by WFAA.

Looking towards the week ahead, the National Weather Service details continued sunny conditions on Monday with highs near 62 degrees, and a rather stable pattern holds until midweek when cloud cover increases and brings a slight chance of showers on Thursday and Friday. Jim Cantore, a meteorologist, said, "There's just not a lot of significant weather going on in the extended outlook," rain could be in play for all of North Texas come Friday, per WFAA.

As released by The National Weather Service report, typical highs for early December hover near 61 degrees, with lows around 41, as the month progresses, the average temperatures slightly drop and daylight wanes, in tune with the approach of the winter solstice on December 21. Nonetheless,  the wintry ambiance being set by the elements weaves its way into daily life subtly yet surely, with little fanfare in terms of harsh conditions or extreme weather events.