Thanks to some extra sunshine gracing the area this morning, temperatures were able to jump into the low and mid-60s before clouds thickened this afternoon. We’ve seen spits of rain over the past few hours, but lower levels remain rather dry locally. This means shower activity might stay hit-or-miss. Once the rain threat ends later this evening, temperatures are headed lower.

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Through tonight: Cooler air is already filtering in, and that continues to be the case this evening. Showers may continue to roll by through sunset, as well. Don’t plan on them lasting too long or causing much rain. Once we get into the overnight, showers are over and skies are clearing. Lows range from the upper 20s to mid-30s in most spots. Winds are out of the north around 10 mph.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): It’s a crisp start. Sunshine gets the day going, and it’s not going to be dislodged. Despite that sunshine, the day is quite cool, with highs rising to around 50 or so. Winds out of the north blow about 10 mph.


A forsythia blooms in Arlington. (Tom Mockler/Flickr)

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Pollen update: Tree pollen is moderate at 41.53 grains/cubic meter. Other pollen types are low or absent.

Dallas-area hail: It’s that time of year. Several areas of supercell thunderstorms developed over the weekend as a storm system progressed across the central United States. In and around Dallas, storms dropped large hail.

Hail size reached about 2½ inches in spots, which is enough to do some damage in addition to creating some crazy scenes.

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