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Weather Forecast

The ERCOT Weather Forecast is developed by ERCOT Meteorologists Chris Coleman, Mark Witte, and Brandon Gale. The interactive map displays today’s temperature information for major cities located within the ERCOT grid. Hover over a city to see the most recent temperature forecast. 


Note: A Weather Zone is a geographic region designated by ERCOT in which climatological characteristics are similar for all areas within such region. This map displays the various Weather Zones that exist within the ERCOT footprint, but it does not necessarily include all counties that have participation within the ERCOT market.



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Weather Forecast Details


General Discussion:
A cold front has pushed through the Texas Panhandle and is on a line from northwest of Dallas to Abilene this morning. The cold front is expected to cross the Dallas metro late this afternoon along with scattered showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe. However, temperatures are expected to be hot again today ahead of the advancing cold front. High temperatures are forecast to be near 100 degrees again this afternoon for the major cities within the ERCOT region. The front will slowly progress south into Central Texas by Thursday. The front will serve as the focus for additional showers and thunderstorms during the day on Thursday and Friday as it moves closer to the Texas Gulf Coast. Less hot conditions are expected to prevail across the state over the weekend, along with continued scattered afternoon showers and non-severe thunderstorms. Unseasonably less hot and stormy conditions are forecast across Texas into much of next week as an anomalously cool Canadian airmass settles into the Central U.S.  

Today:
Partly sunny and hot with scattered afternoon showers along the Gulf Coast (includes Houston) and late afternoon or evening showers/thunderstorms across North Texas (includes Dallas and Fort Worth) with some storms possibly severe near Dallas. Afternoon highs in the mid-90s to low 100s. A south wind of around 5 mph with higher gusts. 

Thursday:
Partly cloudy and less hot with isolated to widely scattered showers, mainly acoss Central and East Texas. Morning lows in the mid- to upper 70s. Afternoon highs in the low to upper 90s. A northeast wind in Dallas of around 10 mph; otherwise, a light and variable wind of around 5 mph. 

Forecaster: MW

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