It was a wet and stormy night across western parts of our state. The Borderland, Permian Basin, West Texas, and Texas Panhandle all got a soaking thanks to moisture from former Hurricane Newton. Severe weather and flash flooding were not an issue overnight and some folks got a good soaking. For early September that is a blessing upon itself since we could just as easily be back in triple digit heat. We should see rain coverage and intensity decrease through the mid-morning hours. While the rain itself may not totally dissipate we may see a relative lull through the early afternoon. Additional development is probable on residual boundaries by late afternoon. Coverage of rain is not anticipated to be as high as what we saw overnight.
As stated above new isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast to develop in the Borderland, Permian Basin, South Plains, Rolling Plains, and Texas Panhandle later today. This activity will not be as widespread as the activity we saw overnight. In addition we’re forecasting isolated hit or miss storms during peak-heating this afternoon in East Texas and Southeast Texas. Those lucky enough to end up under a shower could get a quick downpour and temporary cool-off from the summer heat.
High temperatures will be at or above averages today across much of Texas. Temperatures will top out in the middle to upper 90s along and east of Northwest Texas, Big Country, Concho Valley, and Permian Basin. Oppressive humidity values will result in heat index values near 100 degrees across the eastern half of Texas this afternoon.