A storm threatening to hinder early Christmas travel from central and coastal Texas to central New England will bring heavy rain to the area for the start of the weekend.
A thunderstorm along with heavy rain could lead to flooding in urban areas in and around the city. It will also be breezy throughout the day with the potential for wind gusts up to 20 mph.
However, the rain will likely subside overnight and be gone by Sunday.
Temperatures will drop into the upper 40s on Sunday, and despite the breeze, the sunshine will return to Dallas.
Sunny skies are in the forecast from Sunday through next weekend, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Temperatures will remain in the high 40s to low 50s through midweek, so despite the sun the air will still feel chilly in Dallas.
The next chance for some rain will come on Sunday.
Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before another winter storm unfolds at midweek.
Despite a springlike start to the week, winter and substantial snow will make a comeback across the Midwest and Northeast at midweek.
Tropical Cyclone Lusi will bring the threat for flooding rains and damaging winds to parts of New Zealand late this week.
The 2013-2014 winter season has been one of the coldest winters to hit the Northeast and Great Lakes region in two decades, making for some natural, memorable winter scenes.
Although spring is on the horizon, the detrimental impacts of this year's harsh winter still loom as threats for roof collapses continue.
Philadelphia will continue to experience a taste of spring before colder air and a winter storm arrive at midweek.
Fort Collins, CO (1998)
5 degrees - tied for the coldest reading of the winter - the first winter on record (since 1889) with no 0 degree readings.
New England/ New York (1959)
20" of snow; blizzard conditions, transportation paralyzed.
Record warmth in more than 3 dozen cities. 75-80 degree readings north all the way to Washington, D.C. 70-75 degree readings all the way to the Chicago area.