The temperature hit 81 degrees at D/FW International Airport Monday afternoon, and temperatures will remain in the 80s through Thursday. That's about 15 degrees above normal for this time of year. So it should come as no surprise that, so far, from Sept. 1 through Nov. 14, this has been the warmest fall season ever recorded in North Texas.
The Fort Worth office of the National Weather Service notes that since Sept. 1 – the beginning of meteorological fall – there have been only 19 days with temperatures below normal, and 54 days with temperatures above normal.
But it does appear that the strongest cold front this fall will arrive on Friday, and it will actually be a bit chilly this weekend. That is the first time this fall I have been able to use "chilly" as a descriptor of weather in our forecast!