In a normal year, we might complain about the heat arriving early.
But given how rainy and dreary things have been recently, I think most of us will welcome a warm (hot?) and dry day.
With sunshine and a breezy wind from the south, highs will climb into the upper 80s and low 90s this afternoon.
The best chance for the 90s will be across western North Texas, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some 90° readings this afternoon in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
If DFW Airport (the official climate station for the D-FW area) hits 90° this afternoon, it would be the first 90° day since Oct.10 of last year.
The record high today of 91° was set over 100 years ago in 1909, so it is safe to say today will be near or possibly record heat.
Also, DFW averages it's first 90° day on April 19, so a 90° reading today would be about three weeks ahead of normal.
Friday and the weekend
Friday will be another warm one, but with added clouds will not be as warm as Thursday. Isolated evening into nighttime thunderstorms are possible, but most of the area will be dry.
On Saturday as a "cold" front moves through North Texas, this will give us a little cooler weather than the last few days. It will also bring a chance for some thunderstorms mainly across eastern North Texas into East Texas.
Sunday will be dry with a cooler morning and increasing clouds and mild afternoon.