Under cloudy, cool skies, the string of rainy days is at an end though cold temperatures will still be in the forecast for the next week.
Thunderstorms rolled into Denton County on Friday night bringing lightning, thunder and more rain. Rain continued through Saturday morning, bringing almost an inch of rain to ring in the new year.
With temperatures in the 40s, the overnight storms capped a trio of rainy days that began with the threat of freezing rain and sleet. Temperatures were cold enough early New Year’s Day for icing on trees, vehicles and eaves, though roads remained clear.
Total rain accumulation was 1.78 inches at Denton Municipal Airport for the three-day period. In Double Oak, an estimated .87 of an inch has been recorded for the first three days of January 2015.
On Saturday, temperatures are expected to climb into the lows 50s as skies begin to clear by mid-day. Saturday night, temperatures will fall back to 28 degrees with a high Sunday high of 39 degrees. The low Sunday night will fall to 22 degrees. Skies will be clear Monday through Thursday with temperatures mostly in the mid-40s. Tuesday is expected to reach a high in the low 50s. Rain creeps back into the forecast on Friday.