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Expect a mostly clear night tonight, with temperatures in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Winds will remain between 5-10 mph out of the south.
Parts of North Texas may get a round of showers and storms Friday night as activity in the Southern Plains pushes southward within the northerly flow aloft. Some storms may become strong with gusty winds and frequent lightning. The best rain chances will be along the Red River, with decreasing chances the farther south you go. At this time, it appears that the most likely timing would be 7 to 10 PM along the Red River, 10 to midnight along the I-20 corridor and after midnight south of I-20. This, however, is subject to change depending on how things evolve earlier in the day, so be sure to keep up with the latest forecast updates.
It's been dry lately and that means signs are pointing towards a hot summer! Looking at the historical data from D/FW we have found that there's a tendency for dry springs and dry Junes to result in hot summers. Need lots of rain to save us!
There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms across the east, where temperatures will remain in the upper 80s to low 90s. In the west, temperatures will range from the low to mid 90s.
The Memorial Weekend is shaping up to be hot with small chances for rain Saturday, mainly across East Texas. Afternoon highs will be in the 90s with lows in the 70s. Make sure you stay cool and drink plenty of water if you have outdoor festivities this weekend!

 
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Dallas/Fort Worth - October Average Temperature Extremes

Highest Average
Rank Temperature Year
1 74.1 2016
2 73.5 1963
3
(tie)
73.2 1947
73.2 1934
5 73.0 1938
6 72.7 1931
7
(tie)
72.1 2007
72.1 2004
9 71.8 1950
10
(tie)
71.6 2014
71.6 1928

 

Highest Maximum
Rank Temperature Year
1 88.4 1963
2 85.7 1938
3 85.2 1934
4 84.9 2016
5 84.4 1950
6 84.3 1979
7 83.8 1947
8 83.5 1940
9 83.1 2007
10 83.0 1939
Highest Minimum
Rank Temperature Year
1 63.4 2016
2 63.0 1931
3
(tie)
62.7 2004
62.7 1947
62.7 1941
6 61.6 1926
7 61.2 2000
8 61.1 1934
9 61.0 2007
10 60.6 1928

 

Waco - October Average Temperature Extremes

Highest Average
Rank Temperature Year
1 75.3 1947
2
(tie)
74.9 1963
74.9 1931
4 73.8 2004
5 73.7 1934
6 73.4 2016
7 73.3 1926
8 72.6 1956
9 72.5 1928
10 72.3 1941

 

Highest Maximum
Rank Temperature Year
1 87.7 1963
2 87.3 1947
3 86.5 1938
4 86.3 1904
5 86.2 2016
6 85.8 1934
7 85.5 1992
8 85.1 1956
9 84.9 1931
10 84.6 2015
Highest Minimum
Rank Temperature Year
1 65.2 1919
2 65.0 1931
3
(tie)
64.7 2004
64.7 1926
5 63.5 1941
6 63.4 1947
7 62.7 2000
8 62.5 1928
9
(tie)
62.3 1962
62.3 1933
     
22
(tie)
60.5 2016
60.5 1929