A cold front passed through the Dallas area Monday, ushering cooler air into the city.
After tying the Nov. 17 record high of 87 degrees (last set in 1938), temperatures returned to their seasonal normal on Monday with a high of 72.
Sunday's temperature was the first time since Oct. 24 that Dallas reached at least 80.
Wednesday will remain in the mid- to high 60s, but Wednesday night's low will jump up a few degrees from Monday and Tuesday's overnight temperatures to 60 degrees.
Temperatures will spike up on Thursday with a high of 79 degrees, accompanied by rather cloudy skies and an occasional thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Thursday night will consist of a late thunderstorm and multiple periods of rain.
The rain will continue through Friday evening. Friday will also bring breezy winds to the city.
Cooling off for the weekend temperatures will drop into the low to mid 50s.
Those looking to spend some time outdoors, Sunday will be the sunnier of the two days with partly sunny skies.
More rain and even lower temperatures are in the forecast for Dallas to begin on Monday.
A plane carrying 58 people crashed in Taiwan Wednesday evening local time amid heavy rain and gusty winds from Typhoon Matmo.
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
With the recent heat fading away, more relief will greet the Northwest by midweek in the form of rain.
After pounding Taiwan, Typhoon Matmo is now bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to eastern China.
Simla, CO (1996)
4.5" diameter hail.
Mid-Atlantic Ocean (1788)
(22nd-24th) George Washington Hurricane; After causing ship disasters off SW Bermuda, the storm moved NW over Tidewater, NC and VA to pass right over George Washington's Mt. Vernon plantation. On July 24th, George Washington wrote in his diary: "About noon the wind suddenly shifted from NE to SW and blew the remaining part of the day violently from that quarter. The tide this time rose near higher than it was ever known to do, driving boats, etc. into fields, where no tide had ever been heard of before, and most, it is apprehended, having done infinite damage on their wharves at Alexandria, Norfolk, Baltimore, etc. At home all day."
Canton, IL (1975)
A tornado ripped through a 3-block section of downtown, killing 2 people, injuring 75 and creating $5 million damage. A 15-foot wooden plank was driven through an auto engine block, splitting the front of the car in two. The woman driving was not injured. National Guardsmen were called in to prevent looting.