Freezing temperatures and Friday showers are in the forecast for Denton-area residents.
Even though morning fog is expected to give way to temperatures in the upper 60s on Friday, the welcome sunny weather is a false prophet of the cold weather to come.
Steve Fano, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, said chances of thunderstorms Friday morning are pretty low — around 20 percent.
“As that weather system gets closer Friday night, we’ll have a better chance for showers and storms,” he said.
Following whatever rain may come will be a cold front that’s expected to last through the weekend.
“Good news is, all the rain will be ended before temperatures really start to fall,” Fano said. “Any rain that we get Friday evening will pretty much be evaporated before temperatures get below freezing.”
Saturday will probably bring mostly sunny skies with stronger, colder breezes, with highs only in the 40s. Fano said there is a very low chance of snow flurries in Denton through Saturday.
“The wind is going to be the big story on Saturday,” he said. Wind speeds are expected to hover between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts reaching 35 mph.
Those wind chills are projected to make it feel like the teens in Denton on Sunday, maybe even single digits.
Temperatures will rise and the sun will be out during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Fano said, bringing highs into the mid-50s before another cold front on Tuesday pushes North Texas back down into the 30s.
The weather might level out toward the middle and end of next week, with temperatures expected to rise to the mid-40s.