Good Morning Texas! Welcome to the Thursday edition of the Texas Weather Roundup – a daily weather forecast highlighting any upcoming hazardous weather along with what to expect during the upcoming day. Today will be the last relatively quiet day before we start seeing changes in the atmosphere as a northwest flow aloft brings in cooler weather and some storm chances.
The sea-breeze will be today’s focal point for isolated thunderstorms by this afternoon in Southeast Texas through the coastal regions into the RIo Grande Valley. The strongest popup storms will produce frequent lightning, heavy rain, and gusty winds. Each individual storm will only last 30 to 45 minutes before raining itself out. The outflow generated by the storm could fire up another one close by. That process would continue through about dinner time before storms died out towards sunset.
Temperatures will climb into the 90s this afternoon across all of Texas. Heat index values will generally be about 3 to 6 degrees above the air temperatures in the more humid parts of Texas. Some of the heat index values will climb over 100 degrees.
By tonight we’ll see those temperatures fall back into the mid 70s in the big cities. Upper 60s to lower 70s are expected in the rural areas and higher elevations in our state.