Forecast shows no hint of storm that hit Dallas-Fort Worth, but recovery from brutal freeze continues
The Texans finally woke up to moderate temperatures on Sunday, but there is more cold air on the way.
With temperatures forecast to last well into the Sunday of the 1960s, the worst winter weather to hit Dallas-Fort Worth is long gone. KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported that conditions this week will be seasonal for the second half of February, with highs in the 60s through Wednesday. A cold front will arrive late in the day, with a slight chance of rain on Thursday and slightly lower temperatures.
Despite improving conditions, thousands of people still had to deal with the effects of the storm as some outages persist due to equipment failures due to the brutal cold of the past week. More common: People who clean up after pipes burst or who do without safe, reliable water because pressure drops interrupt the supply or lead to cooking orders.
Nationwide, government and charities, including food banks, have begun distributing food and water to the many people in need.
According to KXAS, a cold front should move through the region on Sunday evening, which could result in a slight freeze with an expected low of 32. However, by Monday the temperature should rise to 61 again.
The break in the cold weather has allowed the North Texans to assess the damage from the storm.
On Friday, President Joe Biden signed a disaster declaration for 77 Texas counties that were damaged by the storm, including much of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Individuals with property damage may be eligible for FEMA benefits.
Individuals who have insurance should file a claim as soon as possible, FEMA said. If insurance doesn’t cover all damage, Texans in the affected countries can apply for federal assistance at Disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362. FEMA support can also be used for temporary housing, home repairs, uninsured property damage, and other programs.
FEMA suggests that residents with storm damage start cleaning now, if it is safe to do so, and take photos to document damage and recovery efforts. People should keep all evidence of cleanup and repairs away.
Here is the latest NBC5 forecast.
- TODAY: morning clouds with some afternoon sun. High: 62.Wind: SW 10-20 mph.
- TODAY: Freeze easily. Mostly clear and airy. Low: 32.Wind: NW 10-20 miles per hour.
- MONDAY: A cool morning, then sunny and mild. High: 61. Wind: W 5-10 miles per hour.
- TUESDAY: Sunny, airy and warmer. Low: 38. High: 67. Wind: SW 15-20 mph.
- WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and mild. Low: 49. High: 64. Wind: SW 10-15 miles per hour, shift NW 10-20 miles per hour until late afternoon.
- THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, airy and cooler, with a 20% chance of some showers. Low: 39. High: 53. Wind: NE 10-20.