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.
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.
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!
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.
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.