Pre-fall weather welcomed cooler temperatures and much-needed rainfall to North Central Texas Thursday. Sept. 19. While measurements varied across the county, the weather station at Somervell County Water District measured 2.75 inches of rainfall over a 24-hour period, according to somervellweather.com. That total was recorded by 8:20 a.m. Friday morning.

The short-term forecast includes widespread showers, mixed with scattered thunderstorms across the region throughout the day and into the night Friday. National Weather Service (NWS) reported Friday morning that a 90 percent chance of showers will continue in Somervell County into Friday night, with only a slight chance - 20 percent - of thunderstorms Saturday.

In regard to temperatures over the next seven days, NWS meteorologists predict a high of 77 degrees Friday and a nighttime low of 64 degrees. Temperatures will climb slightly over the weekend, with an anticipated high Saturday of 83 degrees followed by a low of 60. Sunday-Thursday, highs of 85-91 degrees are predicted, with lows ranging from 63-67.