Temperatures in Dallas will be on the uptick through this weekend following a midweek cool spell.
Highs are forecast to top out in the 90s each day this weekend and continue into the upcoming week.
Winds will turn southerly and usher a much warmer air mass into the region, allowing temperatures to crack the 90-degree mark.
Sunday will be the warmer and more breezy of the two days.
Looking ahead to the first part of next week, heat will build through Wednesday accompanied by a higher humidity.
Anyone spending any time outdoors over the weekend and into next week should wear hats and sunscreen as sunburn will become a possibility with the high sun.
This weekend will be one of the busiest travel periods of the year across the country as millions people head home from Christmas travels.
A storm will bring bring the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South.
A winter storm affecting the United Kingdom will spread rain and disruptive snow to central Europe this weekend.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow to from parts of France and Germany to northern Greece and Bulgaria this weekend.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
While many bowl games will be played in warmer locales this year, there are others that will face cold and potentially wintry conditions in the Midwest and Northeast.
PA & NJ North to New England (1969)
6-36" of snow (Dec. 25-28). One of the heaviest in years in New York.
West Palm Beach, FL (1991)
3.07" of rain in one hour.
Pittsburgh, PA (1995)
Streak of 98 consecutive hours of snowfall ended.