For most of the state, we’ll have another nice late spring day on tap. A little warmer and more humid than yesterday…especially across south Texas where dewpoints range from the mid to upper 60s. But as our next upper level system begins to close in from the west later this evening, chances for scattered rain and thunderstorms increase across parts of west Texas, southeastern New Mexico and the western Texas panhandle. Looks like the best chances for rain/thunderstorms today will be along a tightening dryline expected to align from northeast to southwest across the panhandle down into the Trans Pecos region of west Texas. Instability will not be all that spectacular, but a bit of additional lift from a piece of shortwave energy being kicked eastward by the approaching upper level system is expected to spark a few scattered thunderstorms across the area by peak heating this afternoon. Widespread severe is not expected, but a few storms will some small hail and gusty outflow winds are possible. Most of the activity is expected to die out overnight, but return again across much the same area on Monday afternoon…this time with more widespread shower and storm development. We’ll have more details on that in this evening’s blog, so stay tuned for that!
Highs today, a few degrees warmer but nothing out of hand just yet. We’re still a few weeks off from seeing the return of temps consistently in the 90s or above, thank goodness! Overnight lows will be creeping up just a bit due to a pretty rapid return of moisture today and tomorrow, but overall, we’ll still be seeing lows ranging from the upper 50s to upper 60s across the state.