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A summer cold front is heading to Dallas-Fort Worth

A summer cold front is heading to Dallas-Fort Worth

A summer cold front is heading to Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas is expected to receive a very unusual summer gift in the coming days: relief from the scorching heat.

A summer cold front from the northwest will move through Dallas-Fort Worth on Friday, dropping the high to 93 degrees and bringing scattered showers. The front will likely stall, so Saturday’s high will remain at 92 degrees. And yes, that counts as a cold front in Texas in July.

Hurricane Beryl makes landfall on Mexico’s Caribbean coast near Tulum as a Category 2 storm

“This is considered an atypical summer cold front,” said Patricia Sanchez, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. “We will have cooler weather and cloudy skies.”

Hurricane Beryl will keep temperatures low in North Texas early next week. Beginning Tuesday and continuing through the week, temperatures are expected to only top out at 80 degrees, a relief from the typical 90s or triple digits.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are also likely, Sanchez said. More seasonable temperatures are expected to return next weekend.

The forecast could change depending on Beryl’s path. The hurricane made landfall on the coast of Mexico near the resort of Tulum as a Category 2 storm on Friday morning. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beryl is expected to quickly weaken to a tropical storm as it crosses over the Yucatan Peninsula before re-emerging in the Gulf of Mexico and likely regaining hurricane strength.

Beryl could still move on a track closer to the Gulf Coast, forecasters warned.

The potential path along the Gulf Coast prompted Gov. Greg Abbott this week to order state emergency response councils to prepare for potential impacts from the storm, which could be felt as early as Sunday.

“Texas stands ready to deploy all available resources and support to our coastal communities as Hurricane Beryl approaches the state,” Abbott said in a news release.