My fascination with weather began when I was about 8 years old while growing up in Northern California. The local meteorologists were in a frenzy in anticipation of a storm they were forecasting to bring a rare treat to Bay Area residents - snow! I had never seen snow at my house, and honestly, I didn't believe them. Well, they were right! We woke up the next morning to a winter wonderland.
My passion for watching the weather eventually led me to Penn State University where I earned a B.S. degree in Meteorology and became a football fanatic! While at Penn State, I completed a 3 semester internship at the National Weather Service that landed me a job as a research meteorologist upon graduation. After two years of number crunching, I was ready to give television a try. I sent a tape to a small station in Wilmington, North Carolina, and as they say, the rest is history.
Over the years, I've witnessed just about everything Mother Nature can dish out: hurricanes, blizzards, floods and quite a few tornadoes. In fact, I was on the air for two terrible tornado outbreaks in the Washington, D.C. area in 2001 and 2002. One of the tornadoes, nearly an F-5, devastated the town of La Plata, Maryland on April 24, 2002. That storm and many others inspired me to write a book titled Washington Weather. Part of the proceeds were donated to the victims of the terrible La Plata tornado.
Since coming to FOX 4 in January 2003, I've had the privilege of leading the most talented group of meteorologists in North Texas. I'm honored to have been awarded five Emmys, including three for Best Television Weathercaster in Texas in 2004, 2005, and 2009. I earned the American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval in 1992, and I was the first meteorologist in the DFW area to earn the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal in 2007.
Finally, I need to mention a few very special people in my life. My wife, Kerry, and our three beautiful children, Logan, Brooke, and Carys. They give me all the inspiration I need to be successful. When you're away from your television, you can keep up to date on the latest forecast by checking me out on either one of my Facebook accounts or on Twitter (DHenryFox4). If you have a weather question or a speaking request, feel free to e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A slow warmup into the weekend, before the next trip down next week! Freezing start, then back near 50 with sun, lighter winds. Weekend features south winds but more clouds. 50s Sat, 60s Sunday, low shower chances. Next strong cold front? Tue into Wed.
Rain has moved out and clear skies will filter in. This will help with radiational cooling allowing for our overnight temps to get down to below freezing for much of North Texas. We do have a slight warming trend into the weekend with our next rain chance on Sunday.
Rain will become widespread tonight and into the overnight hours with almost 100% coverage for the entire area. Things will begin to taper off by mid-morning from west to east. However, cool temps stick around for Thursday with a gradual warm up during the weekend. Sunday brings us another chance for showers and storms.
It will be a heavy jacket kind of morning with the wind chill values for many in the low to mid 20s to start your Thursday. The good news is that the rain is gone, and the morning clouds will give away to better sunshine chances by Thursday afternoon. The even better news, 60s and near 70s expected for the weekend. Make the most of life!
A few high clouds and chilly overnight with lows in the 30s. Partly to mostly sunny on Saturday with a high of 61°. Rain chances return late Sunday.
The cold snap is just about done for North Texas as we will see temperatures returning to seasonal. Sunday will be a pretty mild day, but will usher our next chance for rain as well. We'll have a few chances as we head into next week with the best rain chance being on Wednesday. No winter weather with this mix as temperatures will remain well above freezing.
A chilly start to the weekend with overnight lows in the low to mid 30s. Temps rebound quite nicely on Saturday, then soar on Sunday. Mild early next week, then a strong cold front sets the stage for a cold, potentially wet Wednesday.
Up and down we go...Clouds give way to a bit of PM sun Friday, but still quite cool. Sunshine and warmer temps this weekend with highs around 70 by Sunday. It will be mild to start next week, then turning much cooler as a strong cold front moves in Tuesday.
Increasing clouds late this evening, followed by the development of fog overnight. That fog could be locally dense Friday morning and slow to burn off in some areas. Sunshine should win the battle by afternoon with temps warming into the low 60s.
Chilly again tonight with lows in the low to middle 30s. Sunshine and a south breeze will get us into the mid to upper 50s by mid-afternoon on Thursday.