Most of the rain has cleared the state and conditions are expected to remain quiet through about mid-day Thursday before rain chances impact the state and last into the weekend. We will also have a chance for thunderstorms for the eastern panhandle, rolling plains and Red River counties in north Texas by tomorrow afternoon and evening as our next cold front arrives. At this time, it doesn’t look like we’ll need to worry about any significant severe weather…but we will most likely see a few strong to marginally severe storms develop tomorrow afternoon along the leading edge of our next cold front as it begins to drop south/southeast through the state. Most of the day is expected to be cloudy across the panhandle and northern Texas, but if we can get a break in the clouds and we see some additional daytime heating, we could see one or two stronger cells develop ahead of the front with a gusty wind and 1 inch hail threat. The Storm Prediction Center has placed this portion of the state under a Marginal risk for severe weather beginning tomorrow afternoon and lasting into the nighttime hours. There’s likely to be a few changes in this between now and tomorrow, so be sure to check back.
Rain will linger across north/northeast Texas Friday morning, then our attention will turn to our next major rain event. Moderate to heavy rain is expected to develop across the Hill Country and south central Texas Friday afternoon and last until Saturday evening. Southeast Texas will also feel the impacts from this system beginning Saturday afternoon through early Sunday. Rainfall amounts between 1 to 3 inches, with isolated 4 inch amounts, are possible across this area before the system finally moves out on Sunday. We do expect to see some flooding issues in normally flood-prone areas, so plan accordingly! The GOOD NEWS is that the first part of next week looks relatively quiet before a little more active weather pattern sets up toward the middle to end of next week.