It’s not a mirage: Those are actual raindrops in the forecast.
In fact, it could be several days’ worth of raindrops. Beginning Wednesday, parts of Dallas-Fort Worth could see six straight days with a chance of rain. But the good news doesn’t stop there: The new weather pattern is expected to bring something of a cooldown, too, KXAS-TV (NBC5) meteorologist Brian James said.
Tuesday may feel a bit muggy with highs in the upper 90s, but that will be followed Wednesday by showers and storms expected from Oklahoma. A cold front arrives Thursday.
Rain chances hover between 20 percent and 60 percent through Monday.
There is a 20 percent to 40 percent chance of rain Wednesday, which increases to up to 60 percent Thursday and Friday. A 40 percent chance of scattered showers and storms could last until Monday.
Some areas could see a couple hundredths of an inch, others could get 2 to 3 inches of rain depending on where the cold front boundary stalls out, James said.
“When you’re talking about several days in a row like this usually by the time it’s all said and done most areas will see some rainfall,” he said.
Any rain is welcome in North Texas. DFW International Airport has recorded only 19.22 inches of rainfall for the year, 3 inches behind the average.
“I don’t think this is going to be a drought-buster, I don’t think this is going to [help us] catch up necessarily, but it certainly helps,” James said.
The slightly cooler weather — with highs in the lower 90s — could even stick around until the middle of next week, James said.
Though it doesn’t mean an end to the heat, it’s great news for the hottest time of the year.
“People will start to say ‘this is it for summer, we’re done,’ well, we’re not we’ve still got more summer to go,” James said.