While the weekend chill in Dallas eased a bit on Monday, unseasonable warmth will remain on hold.
Highs on Tuesday were lower than Monday, reaching the upper 50s underneath plenty of sunshine. This will be followed up with lows in the lower 40s Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Highs in the lower 70s and lows near 50 F are more common around the Dallas area in late March.
The chance for showers will return on Wednesday with temperatures being held to the lower 50s.
Thursday is when the door will open for noticeably warmer air to briefly pour in, likely sending temperatures into the 80s.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms will expand northwestward over the balance of the week, reaching parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
A cold front swinging across the northeastern United States will bring the threat of heavy, drenching thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.
A cold front will press southward bringing relief from the heat to Spain, Italy and southeast Europe late this week.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
In the most destructive hurricane season in recorded history, images from Katrina, Rita, Wilma and others still resonate today and immediately bring to mind the total despair millions of Americans faced in 2005.
The Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden is giving travlers a chance to sample weather at various destinations around the world through the use of the Climate Portal.
Gulf Coast (1995)
Tropical storm Dean entered the Texas coast near Galveston, TX. Galveston reported a wind gust of 51 mph, but just 0.54" of rain. Coastal roads were flooded across Louisiana.
Las Vegas, NV (1998)
2.50 inches of rain in 1 hour.
Greenville, SC (2004)
Heavy rain causes nearby river to crest at 19.2 feet, the second highest crest ever.