Storms are possible again this afternoon and evening as the dryline will remain active again once again. Storm coverage is not expected to be widespread, but much like yesterday, we could see several strong to severe storm pop up across northwest Texas down into parts of west central Texas as we reach peak daytime heating. The atmosphere will have plenty of energy to tap into…it will just be a matter of getting the storms to fire up where we can get some clearing and enough surface heating. We’re also expecting a piece of upper level energy to eject east/northeast across the state which will aid in storm development as well. The tornado threat is low, but not zero. The main threats will be large hail, frequent lightning and damaging winds. UPDATE: Below is a look at the latest Storm Prediction Center outlook with an ENHANCED Risk zone in Orange, a Slight Risk outlined in yellow and Marginal Risk areas outlined in dark green. This latest SPC update at 11:30am added an Enhanced Risk area and extended the Slight Risk area further south and west into the Big Country region into San Angelo and northward just a bit. Folks within the Slight Risk zone will need to keep an eye on the sky later this afternoon and have a means of receiving severe warnings should any be issued.
Elsewhere, just a few showers and garden variety thunderstorms expected with warm and muggy temps later this afternoon. Residual cloudy to partly cloudy skies across central to north/northeast and east Texas will help to keep temps in check, but it will still be warm and sticky out. Typical late spring weather! And we’ll be doing this all over again Thursday, Friday and Saturday until this batch of upper level disturbances moves east of the area.