Texas Storm Chasers http://texasstormchasers.com All About Texas Weather Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:39:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 http://texasstormchasers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-Twister-32x32.png Texas Storm Chasers http://texasstormchasers.com 32 32 Awesome Weather through the Weekend! http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/29/awesome-weather-weekend/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/29/awesome-weather-weekend/#respond Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:05:56 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=48007 The weather forecast for today and through the weekend can be described in one word – awesome! We will see temperatures gradually increase this weekend with mostly sunny skies. High temperatures this afternoon will top out in the 70s to lower 80s north of Interstate 10. South of Interstate 10 temperatures will be a tad […]

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The weather forecast for today and through the weekend can be described in one word – awesome! We will see temperatures gradually increase this weekend with mostly sunny skies. High temperatures this afternoon will top out in the 70s to lower 80s north of Interstate 10. South of Interstate 10 temperatures will be a tad warmer with upper 80s to lower 90s. A cool front will help bring slightly lower temperatures to those regions for Friday. Skies this afternoon will be mostly sunny across most of the state. A few clouds are expected in the Borderland in the Rio Grande Valley with a low chance of showers. Winds will be out of the north at 5 to 10 MPH.

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Tonight will be fall-like for all areas except the Rio Grande Valley. Mostly clear skies and light northerly winds will allow temperatures to fall back into the upper 40s to upper 50s north of Interstate 10. Even in South-Central and Southeast Texas temperatures will fall back into the 50s to right around 60 tonight. South Texas, Coastal regions, and the Rio Grande Valley will drop off into the 60s. Skies may become overcast in the RGV and in the Borderland by sunrise Friday.

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Weather this weekend won’t change much with mostly sunny skies and dew points remaining in the 40s and 50s. Temperatures will get warmer during the afternoons with 80s and 50s/60s at night. Overall it’ll be a great first weekend of October weather-wise. We do expect changes beginning on Monday. A strong upper level storm system, the strongest we’ve seen so far south in a couple months, will start pumping moisture northward on Monday. A rapid increase in dewpoint values is expected with 50s and 60s. South winds will become noticeably as well. By Tuesday a surface dryline will likely set up somewhere in the Texas Panhandle south into West Texas and the Permian Basin. East of the dryline the atmosphere could become supportive of organized thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has already placed those regions in a severe weather risk for Tuesday and Tuesday Night. There is plenty of time to refine the details and we’ll do that as we get closer in time. Just know now that Tuesday has the potential, not guarantee, of being active. Storm chances could shift east to include much more of Texas on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Reinforcing Cold Front Arrives Overnight http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/28/reinforcing-cold-front-arrives-overnight/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/28/reinforcing-cold-front-arrives-overnight/#respond Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:10:03 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=47998 We warmed up a bit today with high temperatures this afternoon to just above where they should be at this time of the year.  Another reinforcing shot of cooler and drier air arrives overnight which will keep us a few degrees below normal for the remainder of the week and into the weekend. Lows tonight will drop […]

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We warmed up a bit today with high temperatures this afternoon to just above where they should be at this time of the year.  Another reinforcing shot of cooler and drier air arrives overnight which will keep us a few degrees below normal for the remainder of the week and into the weekend. Lows tonight will drop down into the upper 40s and low 50s across the panhandle, with 50s and 60s across north and central Texas. The warmest locations overnight will be further south along the coast where upper 60s to low 70s will be reached by early tomorrow. For tomorrow afternoon, mild and sunny with highs in the 70s across the northern and central regions, and 80s across the coastal plains and upper 80s across deep south Texas. No rain is expected for most areas tomorrow with only a 10 to 20% chances of rain for coastal deep South Texas.

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We are also looking at a nice dry spell which is expected to last through the weekend and into the early part of next week as well. We do have another storm system on the horizon which may generate a few showers and storms by the middle of next week…including a chance for some severe storms…but that’s too far out for us to provide any details at this point.  Between now and then, enjoy our beautiful weather!

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Warmest Day of the Week Today; Cool Front Arrives Tonight http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/28/warmest-day-week-today-cool-front-arrives-tonight/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/28/warmest-day-week-today-cool-front-arrives-tonight/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:22:12 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=47991 It certainly is nice not to wake up with dewpoints in the 70s with the atrocious summer humidity. What can I say I’m a fall fan! Anyway you’re not here to read about my personal favorite season so lets get to it. Hazardous weather is not expected for the next several days although we note […]

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It certainly is nice not to wake up with dewpoints in the 70s with the atrocious summer humidity. What can I say I’m a fall fan! Anyway you’re not here to read about my personal favorite season so lets get to it. Hazardous weather is not expected for the next several days although we note that may change by Tuesday of next week.

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High temperatures will be several degrees warmer this afternoon with topping out in the middle 80s to lower 90s. Humidity values will be on the lower side of the spectrum. The only region in Texas with rain chances today will be in the Rio Grande Valley with scattered storms. Outside of the RGV the remainder of Texas should remain dry today. Skies will remain clear to partly cloudy. Mostly cloudy skies are probable in the Borderland and in Southwest Texas.

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Low temperatures tonight will be comfortable as a cool front starts to make its way south. This front will bring a reinforcing shot of cooler air into the state for Thursday. High temperatures tomorrow will be around ten degrees cooler north of the cool front with 70s common under sunny skies. Upper 80s to lower 90s are expected in South Texas where the front will move through Thursday evening. Friday will be cooler for Southeast Texas, South Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley.

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Our weather should remain quiet through the weekend but changes arrive by early next week. A strong upper level storm system will dig into the western United States by Monday. As it starts to move east on Tuesday we’ll see moisture advect northward with an increase in humidity values. Beyond that we’ll have to wait for more consistency in the extended range model-land. Some storms could certainly occur as a dryline sets up on Tuesday and Wednesday. Something to keep an eye on, but still way out there. Until then we’ll have pleasant weather. Enjoy it!

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Pleasant Weather (For Most) through Late Week http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/27/pleasant-weather-late-week/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/27/pleasant-weather-late-week/#respond Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:26:11 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=47983 It is my hope that many of you will enjoy our weather over the next couple of days. We’re not going to be too hot nor are we going to be too cold. Temperatures will remain within a few degrees of their averages for late September and even early October. Yup, we’re only a few […]

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It is my hope that many of you will enjoy our weather over the next couple of days. We’re not going to be too hot nor are we going to be too cold. Temperatures will remain within a few degrees of their averages for late September and even early October. Yup, we’re only a few days away from the first of October. Where has this year gone? The cool front that slowly pushed south this past weekend has ushered in a noticeably drier airmass at the surface. We are still dealing with a bit of residual moisture which has kept the clouds in place from Interstate 20 and points south overnight. It looks like these clouds will be difficult to get rid of for much of the day. I do believe we will see those clouds slowly sag south with time today and tonight.

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We’re going to have a sharp gradient between picture-perfect clear skies and overcast today as residual moisture takes its time to boogie on south. The Panhandle, West Texas, and Red River should be sunny today with high temperatures from the middle 70s into the middle 80s. Dewpoints will be in the 40s and 50s so it’ll be much drier than last week. By the time you get south to Interstate 20 the clouds will rapidly increase and remain that way all the way south to Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. The sun/cloud line should make slow progress south today, but it’ll be at a snail’s pace. Highs will top out in the 70s and 80s across the state today with a noticeably drier airmass. These temperatures are a good 10-20 degrees lower than last week’s 90s and 100s. Winds will be light out of the north.

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Rain chances through tonight will be confined to coastal sections of the Middle Texas Coast southwest into the Rio Grande Valley. It is looking pretty wet today in the Rio Grande Valley. Localized minor flooding may occur but overall I think the heavy rain/flood threat has come down considerably compared to the past few days. A few light sprinkles may fall from Interstate 10 and south today.

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The clouds will continue to slowly move south tonight and we should see mostly clear skies for the northern half of Texas by sunrise Wednesday. Temperatures will fall back into the 50s to right around 60 degrees where skies are clear. Another night of 40s is probable in parts of the Panhandle and West Texas. Just cool enough to get a sweater out of storage! Temperatures where clouds remain locked in tonight will be a tad warmer with 60s – with lower 70s right along the coast.

No major storm systems are anticipated through late week. Temperatures will slowly moderate and we’ll get back up into the 80s across most of the state for afternoon high temperatures. Lows should remain in the 50s and 60s – albit a bit warmer closer to the coast. Overall this is looking like a decent week for early fall. Enjoy it!

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Pleasant Early Fall Week Ahead! http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/26/pleasant-early-fall-week-ahead/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/26/pleasant-early-fall-week-ahead/#respond Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:06:34 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=47970 Yesterday’s cold front has made its way through the state this evening with some lingering showers along the coast, far southeast Texas and across the Permian Basin region. Drier air is filtering in behind the front which will push the post-frontal rain further south overnight and tomorrow with only a few showers expected across coastal areas […]

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Yesterday’s cold front has made its way through the state this evening with some lingering showers along the coast, far southeast Texas and across the Permian Basin region. Drier air is filtering in behind the front which will push the post-frontal rain further south overnight and tomorrow with only a few showers expected across coastal areas of deep south Texas by tomorrow afternoon.  At long last, we’re finally in for our first real taste of early Fall weather this week!

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Lows tonight will be quite chilly for folks across the panhandle region where temps will drop down into the 40s by early tomorrow.  I suspect there might be a few folks turning on the heat for the first time this season!  North Texas and West Texas will see lows dropping down into the mid to upper 50s, and the coastal plains will see temps tonight range from the mid 60s to low 70s.  Highs tomorrow will be very pleasant across most of the state with mid 70s to low 80s. Warmest spots tomorrow will be right along the coast as the benefits of the cold front continue to filter south.  Clouds will also begin to clear out, but it won’t be until Wednesday before we have a majority on blue sky once again.  A reinforcing push of cool and dry air will arrive Wednesday which will help keep temps below seasonal averages for the remainder of the work week.

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We’ll see a nice chance to dry out this week with only a few lingering chances for showers along the coast tomorrow, then mostly dry for the remainder of the work week.  Right now it appears that our next chance for meaningful rainfall will not arrive until the early part of next week.  That’s still too far out in the forecast for any level of certainty, so between now and then, I hope everyone can get some time outside to enjoy the weather!

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Rain Chances Continue Today; Cooler & Noticeably Drier by Tonight/Tuesday http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/26/rain-chances-continue-today-cooler-noticeably-drier-tonighttuesday/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/26/rain-chances-continue-today-cooler-noticeably-drier-tonighttuesday/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:40:19 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=47958 Good Monday Morning! It has been active morning across South-Central Texas. A small area of low pressure developed and help enhance precipitation across San Antonio since 4 AM. A quick two to four inches of rain has fallen and is still falling at this point. Flash flooding will continue in San Antonio through at least […]

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Good Monday Morning! It has been active morning across South-Central Texas. A small area of low pressure developed and help enhance precipitation across San Antonio since 4 AM. A quick two to four inches of rain has fallen and is still falling at this point. Flash flooding will continue in San Antonio through at least 8 AM. Many roads are experiencing high water issues. If you’re heading out and about this morning in S.A make sure you give yourself a lot of extra time. We’ve seen comparatively lighter rain across portions of North Texas, East Texas, the Concho Valley, Hill Country, South Texas, and Rio Grande Valley. The cool front has actually made decent progress overnight into South-Central and Southeast Texas, but drier air is still lagging behind near the Red River.

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Rain chances will continue much of today in the Borderland, Trans-Pecos Basin, Concho Valley, Southwest Texas, Central Texas, South-Central Texas, South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley, Middle-Texas Coast, Brazos Valley, into East Texas, and Southeast Texas. The most widespread and heavier activity should be in relative proximity of Interstate 10 and areas south of that. Drier air filtering in from near the Red River will help to slowly end rain chances north of Interstate 20 with time today. Localized flash flooding will remain possible with heavier activity through the day. This is especially true if we see additional heavy rain fall over areas that have seen several inches of rain over the past couple of days. Activity will be slow-moving.

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Rain chances will diminish from north to south this afternoon and into tonight with drier air filtering in. Scattered showers, some with heavy rain, will remain possible Monday Night in the Borderland, Southwest Texas, into Deep SOuth Texas, the Rio Grande Valley, and areas close to the coast. Isolated showers could occur as far north as the Concho Valley, Central Texas, and the piney woods of East Texas. A few instances of flooding may continue to be a problem tonight in South Texas.

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Rain chances on Tuesday will mainly be relegated to the Rio Grande Valley. Drier air filtering in from the north will help bring an end to rain chances north of Interstate 10. A shower can’t be totally ruled out – especially earlier in the day – near that corridor. We’ll have to watch for isolated flooding in the Rio Grande Valley if we see any heavier rains develop. Otherwise, noticeably lower humidity values are expected along and north of Interstate 10. Speaking of which – lets get to the point everyone wants to know – where are the fall temperatures?

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One only needs to look north into the Texas Panhandle. Temperatures have fallen into the lower to mid 40s overnight as drier air has filtered in. Now I don’t think we’ll be seeing lower 40s in Central Texas by Tuesday but we will have much drier air filtering down the pike. The cooler/drier air lags several hundred miles behind the actual cold front, a glorified wind shift line. We’ll start to see the drier air make headway south/east today and especially tonight.

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High temperatures this afternoon will top out in the upper 60s to upper 70s from the Texas Panhandle and Borderland east through Northwest Texas, the Big Country, Concho Valley, North Texas, Central Texas, and Northeast Texas. The higher elevations around Alpine, Marfa, and the Davis Mountains will likely struggle to get above the middle to upper 50s with rain chances and gusty winds. Temperatures in Southeast Texas into the Rio Grande Valley will top out in the lower 90s with rain/storm chances today. We’ll see temperatures a few degrees cooler for those folks on Tuesday.

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Temperatures tonight and by sunrise on Tuesday should be in the 40s and 50s across the Borderland, Permian Basin, Concho Valley, Big Country, West Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Northwest Texas, and western sections of North Texas. The heat island of D/FW will probably bottom out in the low 60s, but outlying communities west and north of D/FW should be able to get into the lower 50s. Temperatures will drop off into the 60s across East Texas, Central Texas, into South Texas where clouds will be more widespread this evening and tonight. The coastline and Rio Grande Valley will remain in the lower 70s with continued rain chances.

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Finally temperatures on Tuesday will top out in the 70s and 80s across much of Texas. Humidity values will be noticeably lower as a drier air mass settles into Texas. Dewpoints this last week were in the 60s and 70s. For the rest of this week we should be able to keep them in the 40s, 50s, to lower 60s. They’ll be a bit higher near the coast but still noticeably lower than this past week. This will be our first real good taste of fall with highs near or just below average and much drier air.

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Flash Flooding Increasing in San Antonio Metro – Rough Morning Rush Hour Ahead! http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/26/flash-flooding-increasing-san-antonio-metro-rough-morning-rush-hour-ahead/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/26/flash-flooding-increasing-san-antonio-metro-rough-morning-rush-hour-ahead/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:34:00 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=47955 Heavy thunderstorms have produced at least a couple inches of rain over much of the San Antonio metro this morning. Flash flooding is reported in several locations and roadways. Expect there to be delays for the morning rush-hour as low-water crossings are being closed across the region. Thunderstorms continue and additional flash flooding is likely […]

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Heavy thunderstorms have produced at least a couple inches of rain over much of the San Antonio metro this morning. Flash flooding is reported in several locations and roadways. Expect there to be delays for the morning rush-hour as low-water crossings are being closed across the region. Thunderstorms continue and additional flash flooding is likely to develop by 7 AM. A flash flood warning includes all of Bexar County and the San Antonio Metro.

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
530 AM CDT MON SEP 26 2016

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530 AM CDT MON SEP 26 2016

…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 745 AM CDT FOR
BEXAR COUNTY…

AT 526 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE ACROSS THE COUNTY. SAN ANTONIO FIRE RESCUE HAS REPORTED
MULTIPLE HIGH WATER RESCUES ACROSS THE CITY. MULTIPLE ROADWAYS WERE
INUNDATED BY FLOOD WATERS ACROSS THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO AS WELL.
NEARLY 3 INCHES OF RAIN WAS REPORTED AT STINSON AIR FIELD IN THE
LAST FEW HOURS WITH 1.57 IN THE LAST HALF HOUR.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
SAN ANTONIO…SCHERTZ…UNIVERSAL CITY…LIVE OAK…SELMA…
RANDOLPH AFB…SAN ANTONIO INT AP…STINSON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…
LEON VALLEY…KIRBY…HELOTES…ALAMO HEIGHTS…FAIR OAKS RANCH…
WINDCREST…TERRELL HILLS…SHAVANO PARK…HOLLYWOOD PARK…LYTLE…
OLMOS PARK AND ST. HEDWIG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU
CAN DO SO SAFELY.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNED AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.
RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

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2973 9873 2975 9862 2966 9836 2956 9830
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5:40pm Weather Update http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/25/540pm-weather-update/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/25/540pm-weather-update/#respond Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:38:00 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=47949 Widespread rainfall had shifted east of the I-35 corridor across east central and southeast TX. Most of the rain continues to fall at moderate rates, but we do have a few pockets of 1+inch per hour rainfall moving north into the Austin area and 2+ inch rainfall across areas both west and east of Austin, […]

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Widespread rainfall had shifted east of the I-35 corridor across east central and southeast TX. Most of the rain continues to fall at moderate rates, but we do have a few pockets of 1+inch per hour rainfall moving north into the Austin area and 2+ inch rainfall across areas both west and east of Austin, north of Houston near Montgomery and just south of Palestine.  The cold front has cleared the panhandle region and is moving into northern Texas and bringing gusty winds to parts of far west Texas.

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Best rainfall chances shift south tomorrow and tomorrow night as the front continues to track south towards the coast.  We could also see a few lingering showers behind the front early tomorrow, but after that, we begin to clear out as high pressure settles in behind the front.  Highs tomorrow behind the front will be quite pleasant and fall-like with daily highs remaining below normal for the work week ahead!

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More Heavy Rainfall Today & Tonight – Cold Front Arrives http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/25/heavy-rainfall-today-tonight-cold-front-arrives/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/25/heavy-rainfall-today-tonight-cold-front-arrives/#respond Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:39:51 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=47939 A strong cold front will sweep across the state tonight into Monday with additional chances for heavy rainfall out ahead of it.  Most of the rainfall yesterday and overnight was located west of the I-35 corridor across western north Texas and west central Texas. We expect much the same today across these regions with very […]

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A strong cold front will sweep across the state tonight into Monday with additional chances for heavy rainfall out ahead of it.  Most of the rainfall yesterday and overnight was located west of the I-35 corridor across western north Texas and west central Texas. We expect much the same today across these regions with very little eastward movement of the system before the front arrives. Just like yesterday, we’ll see storms train repeatedly over the same areas as they move quickly off to the northeast which means another day and night of localized flooding issues. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday evening for much of west central and southwest Texas and this includes Midland/Odessa, San Angelo, Big Lake, Ft. Stockton and down into the Big Bend Region. We will also see the threat of popup afternoon showers and storms along the coast today between Houston and Corpus Christi. These will be slow-movers with the chance for dumping a quick 1 to 3 inches wherever they develop along the coast and the inland coastal plains. The overall threat of severe weather is low, but a few of the storms developing today could briefly reach severe limits with gusty outflow winds and lightning as the main threats. Waterspouts may also affect marine areas just off the coast, so be on the lookout for that as well.

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As of this writing, the cold front is stretched across the panhandle from around Amarillo down to  around Pecos in far west Texas. Behind the front, winds have picked up and are gusting between 25 and 30mph at times. Temps have also cooled significantly behind the front with readings in the mid 50s currently across the northern panhandle. Highs today across the panhandle, far west Texas will range from the low to upper 70s today. Further to the south and east out ahead of the front, one more day of warm and muggy conditions with highs in the mid 80s across northern Texas, mid to upper 80s across central Texas and upper 80s to mid 90s for coastal and deep south Texas. Once the front sweeps through overnight and through the coastal zones by late Monday, we’ll see conditions dry out with very pleasant fall-like conditions expected for much of the work week ahead!

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Widespread Heavy Rainfall Today Through Monday – Cold Front Arrives Sunday http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/24/widespread-heavy-rainfall-today-monday-cold-front-arrives-sunday/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/09/24/widespread-heavy-rainfall-today-monday-cold-front-arrives-sunday/#respond Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:54:43 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=47927 Our first strong cold front of the fall season arrives later this weekend bringing several days of rainfall ahead of it. The front itself will not really begin to push through the state until Sunday, but starting this afternoon, we will see several days of widespread heavy rainfall potential. The front itself will be slow […]

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Our first strong cold front of the fall season arrives later this weekend bringing several days of rainfall ahead of it. The front itself will not really begin to push through the state until Sunday, but starting this afternoon, we will see several days of widespread heavy rainfall potential. The front itself will be slow to move which means will be dealing with a training complex of storms repeatedly developing over the same areas later today, tonight and through Sunday and Monday as well.  These training bands of storms, wherever they set up, will have the potential to create localized flash flooding issues.  As depicted in the graphic below, we’ll be seeing the best chances for heavy rainfall from this event across west Texas with lesser amounts the further east/southeast you go.  Much of this region has been placed under a Flash Flood Watch beginning this evening and continuing through Monday night.

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For today…not expecting much in the way of widespread rainfall until early to mid-afternoon. As we reach peak heating this afternoon, storms will begin to develop across parts of the eastern panhandle and southern panhandle and rolling plains.  By late afternoon, we’ll see storm coverage expand into a pseudo-squall line which will stretch from western north Texas down into the Big Bend region.  Again, heavy bands of training storms will accompany this squall line which will make a little bit of progress eastward during the overnight hours.  Rainfall amounts today across these regions look to average around 1 to 2 inches with some pockets of higher amounts possible wherever the heaviest bands of rain set up. Severe weather is not much of a threat today, but a few of the storms that develop…especially near or ahead of the squall line this afternoon…could become strong and carry a lightning and gusty wind threat.

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For Sunday…heavy rainfall will continue as the front begins to drop south/southeast across the state. This will help to expand rain chances further east into north central Texas and further southeast into central Texas during this time period, however the areas with the heaviest rainfall will continue to be parked across west and west central Texas where an additional 1 to 3+ inches will be likely Sunday through Monday. The cold front itself will finally move through late Sunday into Monday and we’ll begin to dry out from north to south with much cooler temps in its wake.  High pressure will build in next week, but we will stay much cooler than we were this past week.  We’ll have more on the cold front’s after effects and next week’s outlook in our Sunday blog.

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