Good Wednesday Morning and welcome to July! Its hard to believe that Independence Day is this upcoming Saturday. Typical summer weather is forecast including the chance for afternoon thunderstorms this weekend. We’ll have more on your July 4th forecast in upcoming blogs. As for today the tune remains the same. Scattered thunderstorms are expected once again by late morning into the afternoon hours. For today the highest storm chances will be along the Gulf Coast from the Rio Grande Valley northeast through the entire Texas coast. As the sea breeze moves inland we’ll see storm chances increase across Deep South Texas, South-Central Texas, Southeast Texas, and East Texas. The stronger storms may produce downburst winds up to 60 MPH and locally heavy rain. All thunderstorms produce dangerous cloud to ground lightning. I do believe storms will remain south of the D/FW Metroplex today so hopefully we can break the ‘string of storm days.
Outside of rain-cooled air by this afternoon temperatures will certainly make you believe its July. Low to mid 90s will be the rule of the day with heat index values closer to the 97-100 degree range. The hottest temperatures today will be in the Texas Panhandle into Northwest Texas where upper 90s to perhaps 100 degrees will occur. Nothing unusual tonight with low temperatures dropping into the 70s combining with humid conditions. Welcome to July folks!
June 26, 2015 Texas Weather Roundup
Friday, 26 June 2015 06:28
Good Morning Texas! Welcome to the Friday edition of the Texas Weather Roundup – a daily forecast highlighting upcoming Texas weather and possible hazardous conditions. These daily forecasts are published every morning right here at TexasStormChasers.com.
After a week of heat and popup storms a pattern change has arrived. A cool front will push into Texas tonight and on Saturday. We’ll see isolated showers and thunderstorms along the sea-breeze in Southeast Texas and East Texas this afternoon. Lightning and gusty winds are expected with this activity which will pose a danger to those outdoors.
Rain/storm chances through early this evening
Scattered thunderstorms are expected late this afternoon and evening across the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, Northwest Texas, and the Permian Basin. Strong thunderstorms with quarter size hail and 50-60 MPH winds will be possible among the usual thunderstorm hazards. This activity will make progress south.
Rain/storm chances tonight
Thunderstorm chances increase tonight as a cluster of storms moves south out of Oklahoma. Rain is likely tonight across Northwest Texas, the Red River Valley from Texarkana west all the way into Northwest Texas. Scattered storms are expected tonight in East Texas, North Texas, Northwest Texas, and West Texas. A few strong storms are possible. Locally heavy rain will also be possible – but widespread flooding is not expected. Remember when Thunder Roars to go Indoors!
Friday’s High Temperature Forecast
Heat index values expected Friday afternoon
Outside of cooler outflow from nearby showers/storms this afternoon it’s going to be the hottest day we’ve seen recently. High temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 90s except in the Panhandle where 80s are expected. High humidities will result in heat index values very near or just above 100 degrees this afternoon. The only relief will be if you’re lucky enough to receive cooler outflow from nearby storms. That outflow will drop temperatures into the lower 80s.
Friday Night Low Temperature Forecast
It will be a cool night in the Texas Panhandle where we’ll see temperatures drop into the lower 60s thanks to the cool front. South of the cool front temperatures will only drop into the mid 70s with continued humid conditions.
June 24, 2015 Texas Weather Roundup
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 06:55
Good Morning Texas! Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Texas Weather Roundup – our daily forecast that lets you know if any upcoming hazardous weather along with a general idea of what to expect today. I’m actually about to embark on a 8-10 hour drive to Iowa to chase storms so I’ll keep this short and sweet.
Chance of rain today
Scattered showers and popup thunderstorms are expected by this afternoon across the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, Southeast Texas, parts of East Texas, Central Texas, and Southwest Texas into extreme West Texas towards El Paso. As usual for a summer’s day the strongest storms will be capable of producing frequent lightning, localized strong winds (downburst), and a quick burst of heavy rain. When Thunder Roars Go Indoors!
Wednesday’s High Temperature Forecast
It’s going to be hot today as dew points in the 70s combine with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s across most of Texas. Heat index values will approach 100 degrees in some locations. We should see another day of at least some south/southeast winds to help offset some of the heat. Its summer in Texas – it’s going to be toasty.
Wednesday Night’s low temperature forecast
Low temperatures will also be warm tonight with the big cities only dropping into the mid 70s. Rural areas should drop into the upper 60s to lower 70s. Again just about what we would expect for late June.
June 23, 2015 Texas Weather Roundup
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 06:26
Winds and heights at 500 millibars – halfway between the ground and top of the atmosphere.
Good Morning Texas! Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Texas Weather Roundup – a daily weather forecast and recap covering the latest Texas weather along with any upcoming hazardous weather. Our state remains under the influence of a heat ridge resulting in typical summer-time weather. Like yesterday and like tomorrow we’ll have very warm and humid conditions today. THe projected high temperature this afternoon for Dallas will be a toasty 95 degrees with Lufkin joining the club at 94 degrees. El Paso will see a mini cool off with high temperatures only climbing into the lower 90s compared to the 100 degree high temperature on Tuesday. Folks in West Texas south through the Hill Country into South-Central Texas will see high temperatures around 90 degrees. Humid conditions will result in heat index temperatures climbing about 5 degrees higher than the air temperature – so a steamy day regardless.
High temperature forecast
As usual for a summer day we’ll have popup thunderstorms in Southeast Texas and Deep South Texas by this afternoon thanks to the seabreeze. These storms won’t last too long but will be capable of producing gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rains. We actually do have some wind shear aloft today so we may see a marginal risk for gusty winds with the more potent popcorn storms this afternoon. Widespread severe weather is not expected.
Chance of rain today (%)
Sustained surface winds this afternoon. Gusts will be higher.
Strong south winds will occur today across the Texas Panhandle through West Texas into the Permian Basin. Weaker but noticeable southeast winds will be noted across North, Central, and South Texas helping to keep things a little more bearable from the heat. East Texas is just out of luck with only weak winds expected today.
Low temperature forecast tonight
Seasonal low temperatures in the low to mid 70s will occur tonight. The Texas Panhandle and West Texas will see temperatures drop into the mid 60s – an almost jacket worthy event (sarcasm implied). Long-term Texans know it can be much worse. If this was another drought year we’d be in the triple digits every afternoon with low temperatures struggling to drop below 80 degrees. A pattern change will bring cooler temperatures and a chance for storms this weekend. Widespread flooding and severe weather don’t look likely at this time.
June 21, 2015 Texas Weather Roundup
Sunday, 21 June 2015 06:16
Good Sunday Morning! I hope y’all are getting ready to enjoy another wonderful June day in Texas. Here is your Texas Weather Roundup for the day!
Light rain is moving across Northeast Texas this Sunday morning. A few pockets of heavier rain along with thunderstorms are embedded within the lighter rain. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies persist across South and Southeast Texas most of the day as we see another round of popup showers and storms by this afternoon. Like Saturday we should see a 30-50 percent coverage across North Texas, Central Texas, South Texas, East Texas, Southeast Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley. It won’t be a washout by any means for everyone nor will it rain all day. The main threat today will be cloud to ground lightning – especially hazardous to those outdoors.
Thanks in part to the clouds and popup storms we’ll see slightly cooler temperatures in most of Texas today. Even in areas that will be sunny we should see slightly cooler temperatures as well. Winds will be stronger today out of the south/southeast with gusts up to 25-30 MPH. Heat index temperatures will be 3 to 6 degrees higher than the actual air temperature. While pockets of light rain may persist tonight we should see the afternoon thunderstorms die down after sunset. Relatively strong south/southeast winds will continue tonight.