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Last Map Update: Fri, Sep. 30, 2016 at 10:18:12 pm CDT

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Clear and cool conditions are expected tonight. Overnight lows will range from the lower 50s in outlying urban areas to near 60 in urban areas.
A strong upper level low pressure system and associated cold front will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms beginning in the west on Tuesday. As the system enters the region Wednesday, thunderstorm chances will increase. The upper system and cold front will finally move through the entire region Thursday with drier and cooler conditions expected Thursday night and Friday of next week.
We will have nice fall weather through Monday with mostly sunny days and mostly clear nights. Lows will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s and highs will be in the upper 70s to mid 80s. As an upper level trough and cold front approach, we will have an increase in cloud cover Tuesday with low chances of showers and thunderstorms along and northwest of a Comanche to Gainesville line Tuesday afternoon and along and north of a Goldthwaite to Canton line Tuesday night.
We had a warmer and drier than normal September across North Texas. The mean temperature at DFW was 81.5 degrees which is 3.5 degrees above normal. DFW only recorded 0.89 inches of rain during the month of September which is 1.57 inches below normal.
We had a warmer and drier than normal September across Central Texas. The mean temperature at Waco was 80.5 degrees which is 2.4 degrees above normal. Waco only recorded 0.72 inches of rain during the month of September which is 2.34 inches below normal.
We had three fronts that moved through North Texas during the month of September. They each brought brief cool-downs giving us only seven days with below normal temperatures. The average high temperature for the month was 91.0 degrees which is 2.6 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 71.9 degrees which was 4.4 degrees above normal. This resulted in a mean monthly temperature of 81.5 degrees which is 3.5 degrees above normal. September 2016 was the 14th warmest on record. Records for the official Dallas Fort Worth site go back to September 1, 1898 (119 years). DFW had two 100- degree days (September 19th & 20th) which is one above normal. DFW had 18 100-degree days this year which was the normal number.
We had three fronts that moved through Central Texas during the month of September. They each brought brief cool-downs giving Waco ten days with below normal temperatures. The average high temperature for the month was 91.3 degrees which is 1.5 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 69.6 degrees which was 3.2 degrees above normal. This resulted in a mean monthly temperature of 80.5 degrees which was 2.4 degrees above normal. September 2016 was the 30th warmest on record. Records for the official Waco site go back to December 1, 1901 (115 Septembers).

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