Author: Jenny Brown

TX Panhandle Region – Level 2 Severe Weather Risk Thursday Evening

Looks like our spring severe weather season will finally kick into gear tomorrow across the Texas panhandle region.  Most of the day on Thursday will be quiet with sufficient atmospheric capping in place to keep storms at bay. However, as we get into the late afternoon/early evening hours, forcing from a strong upper level low to our west, a dryline forecast to set up near the TX/OK border and a pacific cold front will provide enough lift to finally break the atmospheric cap and we’ll see storms develop along the dryline.  Development will be isolated to scattered at first with a...

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Active Weather Expected Thursday, Friday and Sunday

A weak cold front has moved south out of the Texas panhandle and will settle in across north Texas overnight just south of the Red River.  Temps will cool into the 30s and 40s tonight behind the front, but ahead of the front, it will remain mild and humid with increasing clouds through the early morning hours. Unfortunately, this front won’t make much of a dent in our daytime highs tomorrow which will still be above average across the state, especially across parts of west central and central Texas which will see highs creep a good 10-12 degrees above...

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Elevated to Critical Fire Weather Today – Texas Panhandle Region

High pressure will dominate the forecast across the southern plains for a few more days before our pattern begins to change.  This upper level high is a bit strong for this time of the year…with the 500mb pressure level sitting at roughly 587 decameters above the surface (~19,258 feet).  We usually don’t see this until we get into summer.  As a result, temperatures across the region will soar into the upper 80s to mid 90s today and it’s likely that we’ll see many records tumble across the region both today and tomorrow.  Elevated to critical fire weather conditions will...

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Warm and Humid Weekend Ahead

Temps will heat up this weekend and into early next week.  Most areas will end up an average 10 degrees above normal with a few areas a good 15 degrees above normal.  Yesterday’s cool front across the panhandle did little to knock temps down any, and another front creeping south through Oklahoma today will not provide much relief either as it stalls along the Red River.  Rain chances are scant over the next several days, but we’ll have plenty of gulf moisture flowing northward across the state.  This moisture will ultimately help to set the stage for thunderstorms late...

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Heating Up This Weekend – Drought Conditions Return To Parts of Texas

Other than a weak cold front moving into the panhandle region tomorrow, and an outside chance of a few storms across northeast Texas late Friday into Friday night, our weather remains rather uneventful for the next several days. Highs over the weekend, especially on Sunday, will be well above average with some areas reaching the upper 80s to low 90s. Light drizzle is possible tonight across northeast Texas, but other than that, no good rainfall is in the forecast through the weekend and into early next week as well. Cloud cover builds in overnight once again overnight as moisture...

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