Author: Jenny Brown

Marginal Risk (Level 1) of Severe Storms This Evening/Overnight

The weather highlight today will be the risk of a few strong to severe storms across parts of north central and northeast Texas later this evening and into the early overnight hours. Moisture and clouds have already begun to stream northwards out of central Texas this morning. As we get into the early afternoon hours, scattered showers are expected to develop across south central and central Texas, then build northward into the late afternoon and evening hours as a piece of upper level energy arrives. Best chances for strong to severe storms will be in the Marginal Risk area...

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Cooler Today – Then A Stormy Pattern Sunday Through Tuesday

After the past several days of record breaking highs, we finally cool off…back to just below average, actually…then we begin heating up once again tomorrow.  We’re also looking at a bit of a stormy weather pattern over the next several days as an upper level disturbance approaches along with the seasonal return of our old friend, the dryline, which will enhance the pooling of moisture to its east.  Today, however, will be rain free and sunny and quite a bit cooler than we’ve seen recently.  Highs across the panhandle and northern Texas will range from the 50s to low 60s...

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Cold Front Arrives Overnight-Cooler Tomorrow But Wildfire Threats Remain

Numerous record highs either tied or broken today across the state. DFW reached 88, beating their previous record of 86.  Wichita Falls reached 92 breaking their old record of 85.  Abilene tied their old record of 89.  San Angelo reached 92 breaking their old record of 85.  Brownsville tied their previous record of 92, and Del Rio tied their previous record of 93.  Harlingen reached 96 breaking their previous record of 93. The hottest spots today…McAllen at 101, breaking their previous record of 98…and Laredo reached 100 breaking their previous record of 97.  Definitely not a typical February day by...

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Extreme Fire Danger Thursday – Summer in February – #flamingtumbleweeds

Summer in February.  Just let that sink in for a minute.  Highs tomorrow across the state will be likely be historic…even for parts of deep south Texas where some folks will be seeing the thermometer climb above 100 degrees by tomorrow afternoon. The forecast high for Rio Grande City in deep south Texas is 101 tomorrow. Laredo’s forecast is 99.  Most of the borderland cities will see highs in the upper 90s to low 100’s tomorrow.  That’s not the first time 100s have been seen down there in February, but it’s still pretty darn rare.  For central and north...

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Record Highs Possible Wednesday & Thursday + High Fire Danger

High pressure and temperatures well above normal for this point in February will dominate the forecast for the next couple of days across the state.  The most pressing issue we’ll be dealing with is the danger for wildfire development across the panhandle and parts of far western Texas for Wednesday…and especially on Thursday with the forecast calling for wind speeds in the 30-40mph range, gusts as high as 50mph, very low humidity levels, blowing dust and flaming tumbleweeds.  Just kidding on the flaming tumbleweeds, but explosive fire growth will certainly be a possibility for anything that manages to ignite.  As a reminder,...

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