<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth Weather News and Coverage]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth https://www.nbcdfw.comen-usWed, 13 Dec 2017 16:36:08 -0600Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:36:08 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Warming Back Up]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:06:00 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Grant-Johnston-bio.jpg

After starting in the 30s this morning, temperatures will be on the fast-track into the 70s this afternoon!  Sunny and breezy conditions will be in place. That also means the fire danger will be high, so please be extremely careful ... keep cigarette butts in the car and don't do any outdoor burning. 

Another cold front will arrive tonight, which will result in colder weather for Thursday and Friday. A new development features a slight chance of rain on Saturday. At this point, there's no need to worry about much more than a few hit or miss showers. We certainly do need rain!

Latest Video Forecast

  • TODAY: Cold this morning, but sunny and mild by afternoon. High: 73. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.
  • TONIGHT: Mostly clear with shifting winds. Low: 39. Wind: N 10-20 mph.
  • THURSDAY: Sunny and much cooler. Low: 39. High: 57. Wind: N 10-15 mph.
  • FRIDAY: Scattered clouds in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Quite chilly. Low: 36. High: 55. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.
  • SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a 20% chance of rain. Low: 42. High: 67. Wind: S 10-20 mph.
  • SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Low: 45. High: 62. Wind: N 10-15 mph.
  • MONDAY: Sunny. Low: 40. High: 61. Wind: N 5-10 mph.
  • TUESDAY: Sunny and mild. Low: 43. High: 67. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
  • WEDNESDAY: Sunny, breezy, and mild. Low: 46. High: 68. Wind: S 10-20 mph.
  • THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and mild. Low: 48. High: 70. Wind: NW 10-15 mph.
  • FRIDAY: Turning colder. Low: 34. High: 52. Wind: N 10 mph.

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<![CDATA[Fire Threat Increasing Across North Texas Wednesday]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:09:00 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/fire-danger-wednesday-dec-13.jpg

A grass fire danger statement has been issued for locations north and west of an area from Temple to Corsicana to Athens.

Dry conditions have local officials worried about the danger of wildfires.

Wednesday, 92 counties across Texas have burn bans in place, including the North Texas counties of Tarrant, Denton, Wise, Ellis and Johnson.

Firefighters in Parker County, which is not under a burn ban, spent the afternoon trying to contain a grass fire that burned an estimated 220 acres.


Warmer temperatures with winds gusting to near 25 mph are big concerns. In addition, low dew points and low humidity will push conditions to a near critical fire weather threat for the area.

There is only a slight chance of rain this weekend and little precipitation in the forecast for the next 10 days.

The Dallas and Fort Worth are in a moderate drought situation, but Denton, Collin and parts of Wise counties are in what's considered to be a severe drought as are parts of the state to our north and northeast.

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<![CDATA[Rick Mitchell's Way-Too-Early Christmas Forecast]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:20 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Way_Too_Early_Christmas_Forecast.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell takes a long look ahead in the *way too early* pre-Christmas forecast.

<![CDATA[Look for Meteor Shower Wednesday Night]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:18:32 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Meteor_Shower_Wednesday_Night.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell explains how you can see meteors in the sky above North Texas.

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Atmosphere Levels]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:58:23 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Atmosphere_Levels.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: In which part of the atmosphere do we live?

<![CDATA[Texas StormRanger Handbook with 360 Tour]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:12:51 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rick-stormranger-360.JPG

NBC’s exclusive Texas StormRanger mobile radar truck is a one-of-a-kind vehicle that has a live, high-powered Doppler Radar that enables Texas StormRanger to get out ahead of a storm. The Texas StormRanger can track storms wherever they are with a higher degree of accuracy and with more detail than ever before.

From increased visibility in the heart of a storm to the ability to alert people in real time that a tornado has touched down because it can detect actual debris on the ground, Texas StormRanger is the latest addition to NBC 5’s expanding weather arsenal designed to keep you and your family safe when severe weather strikes.

"This radar technology and mobile configuration is a first for any TV station or network of stations in the U.S," said Richard Stedronsky, a meteorologist and director of strategic business development and partnerships at Enterprise Electronics Corporation. "NBC-Telemundo is the first to deploy this fleet of mobile doppler radars in the nation."

"We are boosting our weather forecasting capabilities by building, from scratch, the first-of-its-kind fleet of mobile weather radars in the country because we know how important weather is to our viewers," said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. "All of our stations will have access to this groundbreaking weather technology so they can deliver even more lifesaving weather information to their communities."

So what makes the Texas StormRanger so unique in delivering you the most accurate forecast?

When severe weather approaches, NBC 5 now has the ability to dispatch Texas StormRanger to wherever the storm is going to strike. Using X-band, dual-polarization Doppler radar, Texas StormRanger can provide our meteorologists with more detailed observations than any normal fixed radar can provide, giving them — and you — a hyperlocal look at the storm.

See Texas StormRanger radar in action here »

"When you start to get over 100 miles away from the radar, the radar beam from a fixed radar is too high in the atmosphere to see lower weather phenomena,” said Stedronsky, whose company provides the new radar system in Texas StormRanger. "But that’s where severe weather takes place -- in the lowest parts of the atmosphere. With StormRanger, you can take your viewers to the weather and gather information that a traditional fixed radar could be missing.”

Texas StormRanger's radar, which has a maximum range of about 100 miles, will update about once every 60 seconds. These updates mean you'll be up-to-the-minute when tracking how and when the weather will impact you in your crucial locations such as your home and where you currently are. Our app users will receive push alerts when Texas StormRanger is activated, allowing them to get a closer -- and more accurate -- look at the weather in their neighborhoods.

By driving Texas StormRanger close to actual storms, NBC 5 will be able to give a detailed look that TV stations never have been able to do before. Fixed radars may miss certain weather events due to terrain or blockages due to buildings in a downtown area. But Texas StormRanger can fill in those gaps in coverage, and in turn provide a more complete picture of what is happening now and what those immediately in the crosshairs of a severe storm can expect.

Mobility is Texas StormRanger’s big advantage over fixed radar during severe thunderstorms. By positioning Texas StormRanger wherever severe storms are about to strike, meteorologists will get a better idea of how the storms are forming, how severe they are and where and how fast they’re moving.

"This advanced look that you’ll get from a StormRanger means you’re giving more accurate and timely information to a viewer,” Stedronsky said.

Get accurate 10-day and hourly forecasts here »

In addition to radar, Texas StormRanger has a two cameras to give you an up-close look at conditions - one on the dashboard, and one pointed at a reporter riding in the vehicle.

“The information you're going to get on a local level is going to be unprecedented,” said Tom Jennings, president of Accelerated Media Technologies, which did the customization required to integrate the radar system into Texas StormRanger. “You’re going to get such high-resolution weather telemetry out of these trucks that you’ll know exactly what the weather’s doing in your neighborhood, not just theoretically what it’s doing across your state or county."

See how you can view Texas StormRanger online »

Stedronsky says the key to it all is having full control of a mobile radar unit that can be sent to any storm, at any time.

“That’s going to be huge for protecting people and assets and saving lives,” Stedronsky said.

NBC 5 is committed to bringing you the most accurate weather information possible, and Texas StormRanger is just the latest investment we’re making into weather-related technologies to do just that. Texas StormRanger is here to serve your community, and ensure that the NBC 5 Weather Experts are your most-trusted source when severe storms strike.

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<![CDATA[Register for NBCDFW's Closing System]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:00:13 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/snowflake.jpg

NBCDFW and NBC 5 offer an automated system for school and business closings and delays that can be accessed ONLINE ONLY for school and business administrators.

Due to the size of the Metroplex, only closings and delays for schools and large businesses with more than 500 employees will air on television. The status of religious facilities, day care centers, small businesses and other establishments will only be posted on NBCDFW.com.

To register, please send an email to WeatherClosings@nbcuni.com with the name of your institution, the main contact name, phone number and email, as well as the physical address of the school, church or business.

To see a complete listing of current closing and delays, click here.

We will not sign up new clients during an inclement weather event, so please sign up before your school or business needs to use our services.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Sunset and Winter Solstice]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:42:08 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Sunset_and_Winter_Solstice.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Does the earliest sunset in DFW take place on the winter solstice?

<![CDATA[Looking Ahead at Late December Forecast in North Texas]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:23:06 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/La_Nina_Jet_Stream.jpg

It's still early December, but many North Texans are thinking about Christmas week and what the weather may bring.

Some folks would enjoy some magical Christmas snow and cold. Others would prefer something more mild and tranquil.

The overall winter forecast for North Texas is for it to be warmer and drier than average. This forecast is based on this being a La Nina winter, where the jet stream pattern is influenced by cooler-than-normal water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean along the equator off the coast of South America.

Of course, even La Nina winters can have bursts of cold and wintry weather in between the mild and dry periods.

So what does it all mean for late December into early January? Well, the forecast from the Climate Prediction Center, a branch of NOAA, for Dec. 23 through Jan. 5 calls for above -normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation for North Texas.

A more active weather pattern is likely to be found from the Northern Plains, through the Midwest and into the Northeastern United States. Holiday travelers in those areas may need to have extra patience in getting to their destinations.

If a mild and dry Christmas is not what you want, I have seen at least one long-range computer model that suggests colder-than-average temperatures for late December here in North Texas. In both cases, these outlooks can change in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned for updates from NBC 5.

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<![CDATA[Why South Texas Got Snow But North Texas Didn't]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:18:11 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Why_Did_South_Texas_Get_Snow_and_North_Texas_Didnt.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell explains how South Texas received all that snow on Thursday which North Texas stayed dry.

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Jet Stream Pattern]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:15:57 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Jet_Stream_Pattern.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is a jet stream pattern that is flat and flows from west to east called?

<![CDATA[Meteorologist Rick Mitchell's DFW Freeze Facts]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:49:44 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DFW_Freeze_Explained.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell gives us some DFW freeze facts, including the end of a record stretch of days since the last freeze.

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Area of High Pressure]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:09:04 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Area_of_High_Pressure.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is an area of high pressure known as?

<![CDATA[Hard Freeze Comes to North TX; Snow Accumulates Down South]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:55:34 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/austin+snow+120717.JPG


Some parts of North Texas saw a handful of snowflakes Thursday, and we'll have our first freeze of the season Friday morning.

But to see actual snow accumulation you would need to travel farther south. Austin, San Antonio and College Station all received up to an inch of snow after a strong cold front moved through Texas.

The National Weather Service warned travelers that bridges and overpasses in Central Texas could become slick overnight.


The NBC 5 Weather Experts say we won't see any snowfall accumulation in North Texas, and in fact the clouds will clear out overnight. That will allow the temperatures to drop below freezing for the first time in about 11 months at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The stretch of 333 days between freezes at DFW is a record for our area.


Temperatures in North Texas will stay below freezing until around 8 or 9 a.m. Friday.

Milder weather will return for the weekend.


Latest Video Forecast


  • TONIGHT: Clearing skies and diminishing winds will allow temperatures to fall below freezing. Low: 27. Wind: NW 5 mph.
  • FRIDAY: A hard freeze in the morning, then sunny and cool. High: 52. Wind: W 5 mph.
  • SATURDAY: Chilly morning, then sunny and cool. Low: 34. High: 57. Wind: NW 10-15 mph.
  • SUNDAY: Sunny and mild. Low: 35. High: 66. Wind: SW 10 mph.
  • MONDAY: Sunny and warmer. Low: 40. High: 70. Wind: W 10-15 mph.
  • TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and a little cooler. Low: 41. High: 63. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.
  • WEDNESDAY: Sunny and mild. Low: 40. High: 66. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
  • THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and slightly cooler. Low: 42. High: 62. Wind: NW 10 mph.
  • FRIDAY: Sunny and cool. Low: 39. High: 60. Wind: W 5 mph.
  • SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer. Low: 41. High: 67. Wind: SW 10-20 mph.
  • SUNDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy and cooler. Low: 44. High: 59. Wind: N 10-15 mph.


Cloudy with a few lingering showers in parts of North Texas through mid morning. The clouds will give way to sunny & breezy weather this afternoon with highs in the 70s. 

Some rain may linger in East Texas early, but all of the activity should come to an end before midday. Expect pleasant fall weather across the region for the upcoming week. Another front will bring breezy and cool conditions to the region Monday night and Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Circulation Around High Pressure]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:07:07 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Circulation_Around_High_Pressure.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What direction does air circulate around an area of high pressure in the Northern Hemisphere?

<![CDATA[The Winter Outlook for North Texas]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:17:19 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flurry.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell takes a look at the Winter outlook for North Texas.

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<![CDATA[Wintry Precipitation Possible Wednesday Morning]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:11:17 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sleet-mix-120617.jpg

Now that it’s feeling more like December, we have the chance of some very light wintry precipitation Wednesday morning.

A disturbance moving across Texas was forecast to generate some light rain after midnight.

Some of that rain could mix with some light snow or sleet, mainly south of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, closer to Waco.

With ground temperatures still relatively warm, no travel problems are expected.

In the DFW area, a stray snowflake or sleet pellet is possible, but the chance is rather low.

This is not a winter storm by any means and any of the precipitation that occurs will be light.

Temperatures will remain above freezing through Thursday evening.

Our first freeze of the season at DFW is possible Friday morning.

Get the latest forecast information from NBC 5's team of Weather Experts here.

Latest Video Forecast

Get the latest Winter outlook from NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell here.

Interactive Radar


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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Not a Type of Storm]]> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:07:03 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Not_a_Type_of_Storm.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Which of these options is not the name of a storm?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Snowiest Month for DFW]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:29:34 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Snowiest_Month_in_DFW.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Since 1898, which month has been the snowiest for DFW?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Baroclinic Zones]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:53:24 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Baroclinic_Zones.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is an example of a baroclinic zone?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Not a Meteorological Feature]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:19:50 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Not_a_Meteorological_Feature.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Which of these options is not a meteorological feature?

<![CDATA[How the National Weather Service Simulated a Winter Storm]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:59:37 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dfw-ice-storm-road.jpg

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Fort Worth is trying something new this year to prepare for potentially dangerous winter weather.

They took part in four days of a simulated snow storm involving every shift and team member.

“We basically simulated a real weather event developing over North Texas from the standpoint of forecasting as well as communicating to our partners in the public,” Meteorologist-In-Charge Tom Bradshaw explained.

They used an actual storm that impacted North Texas in 2012.

"It was chosen because it presented a lot of forecast and challenges for the folks here in North Texas,” Bradshaw said, “We have a lot of good data representing model solutions and it really challenged the forecasters to identify the right mix of models to get the best forecast."

When a storm like this hits North Texas it affects roads, schools, emergency services and airports, and ice could cause power outages.

“Here in North Texas, we do you get winter weather but we don't get it very often. So, the forecasters need as many repetitions as they possibly can [get] so they can be very sharp when real storms come through here,” Bradshaw said.

The NWS worked with emergency personnel and the media as parts of their drill. This was the first time the team has done such a lengthy and involved exercise.

"We knocked a lot of rust off and I think we are ready for a real winter weather event if we happen to face one or two here this winter,” Bradshaw said.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz:Latest First Freeze at DFW]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:12:50 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Latest_First_Freeze_at_DFW.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is the latest that a first freeze has been recorded at DFW?

<![CDATA[Do You See It? Eye on the Sky Above Downtown Dallas]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:03:27 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Do_You_See_It_Eye_on_the_Sky_Above_Downtown_Dallas.jpg

NBC 5 viewer Weston Walker had an eye on the sky, and believes the clouds were looking back down! Meteorologist Rick Mitchell talks about Weston's photo, sent to isee@nbcdfw.com.

<![CDATA[Strong Wind Gusts in North Texas Saturday]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:52:09 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/245*120/wind+gusts+111717.JPG

You might wait a day before you hang up your Christmas decorations.

All of North Texas will be under a wind advisory beginning Saturday at 7 a.m.

Strong north winds of 20-30 mph are expected with winds gusting up to 40 mph behind a cold front that will move through North Texas on Saturday.

Winds will subside during the late afternoon and evening, but there will be a big cool down.

Temperatures on Sunday morning will dip into the mid 30s in some areas of North Texas.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Gas in Earth's Atmosphere]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:26:03 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Gas_in_Earths_Atmosphere.jpg

NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock asks: Which gas makes up the largest portion of the Earth's atmosphere?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: What Causes Wind?]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:11:45 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_What_Causes_Wind.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Wind is caused by a difference in what?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: DFW's Snowiest Winter]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:33:33 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_DFW_Snowiest_Winter.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: How much snow fell during DFW's snowiest winter, in 1977-78?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Meteorological Parameters]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:03:44 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Meteorological_Parameters.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What do the parameters K-Index, Total Totals and Lifted Index indicate?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Weather Satellites]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:23:49 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Weather_Satellites.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: How much information do weather satellites provide to the forecast models?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Lines of Equal Temperature]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:10:40 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Lines_of_Equal_Temperature.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What are lines of equal temperature on a weather map called?

<![CDATA[What We Can Expect With a La Nina Jet Stream]]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:29:13 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/La_Nina_Jet_Stream.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell explains the typical jet stream pattern during a La Nina winter and how it affects our weather in North Texas.

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Snowflake Temperature Range]]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:23:12 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Snowflake_Temperature_Range.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is the most favorable temperature range for snowflakes to develop in the clouds?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Small Raindrops]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:24:04 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Small_Raindrops.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Small raindrops are most associated with a severe thunderstorm or a tropical storm?

<![CDATA[Storm System Brings Rain Wednesday, Chilly Temps]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:56:43 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/new+radar2.jpg

After more record-breaking heat this past weekend, cooler fall weather has returned, and will stick around a while.

An all day rain on Wednesday will probably keep temperatures in the 40s all day. If so, that will be the first time DFW has had a high in the 40s since last Valentine's Day! Wind chill values will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s!

Rain totals will range from a half inch to around an inch, with the heavier totals to the south of DFW.

And we need the rain, as we are now slightly below normal for the year. By Wednesday night, we will dry out with temperatures moderating by the weekend.

Get the latest forecast information from NBC 5's team of Weather Experts here.

Latest Video Forecast

Interactive Radar


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<![CDATA[How Does La Nina Affect Weather in North Texas?]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:12:51 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/La_Nina_Refresher.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell explains the La Nina weather pattern and how it affects the weather in North Texas.

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Refreezing Snowflakes]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:07:55 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Refreezing_Snowflakes.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What do we call snowflakes that melt and then refreeze before hitting the ground?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Most 'Off-Season' Tornadoes]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 21:03:26 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Most__Off-Season__Tornadoes.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Since 1950, which of these months have produced the most tornadoes in North Texas -- September, November, December.

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Meteorological Acronyms]]> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 16:12:48 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Meteorological_Acronyms.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What are the NAM, GFS and RUC?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Warm Air Advection]]> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:52:52 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Warm_Air_Advection.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is warm air advection more commonly known as?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Air From Punctured Tire]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:09:56 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Air_From_Punctured_Tire.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: If you punctured your tire, the temperature coming out of the tire will be warm or cool?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Lowest November Temperature]]> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:26:51 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Lowest_November_Temperature.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is the lowest temperature ever recorded in DFW in the month of November?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Air Temps Falling During Rain]]> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:29:16 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Air_Temps_Falling_During_Rain.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Air temperatures falling during a rain shower is an example of what meteorological term?

<![CDATA[Pets Suit Up for Halloween 2017]]> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:50:01 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*132/9329fbe838704ecfac275f6bd130e17f.jpg Halloween is just around the corner, and pets aren't being left out on the spooky festivities.

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<![CDATA[How Can It Sleet When It's Still Warm?]]> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:06:00 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/How_Can_It_Sleet_When_Its_Still_Warm.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell explains why some of us saw sleet on Friday even though the air temperature was in the upper 40s or lower 50s.