Our ridge of high pressure that’s been keeping us mostly dry this past week is slowly shifting off to the southwest. As this ridge releases its hold over the state, we’ll see some increase in wet weather through the work week and into the coming weekend. Not everyone will see rain, but there will be some chances each afternoon and evening. For the short-term forecast, moisture from Hurricane Blanca off the Baja coast of Mexico continues to stream northeast across parts of west Texas and New Mexico and will enhance shower and storm activity across the region through tomorrow. A weak frontal boundary has dropped south into the northern panhandle and is expected to stall and create additional chances for showers and storms tonight through tomorrow. A subtle disturbance riding the eastern periphery of the retrograding high pressure ridge will bring chances for some afternoon and evening showers and storms to parts of north and northeast Texas by Tuesday afternoon. Along the coast, increased moisture and a strengthening upper level low over the Gulf will increase rain chances along the coast and inland. Most of the rain expected during the work week will be isolated to scattered with not much in the way of severe weather expected.
Lows tonight will be mild and muggy with humidity levels remaining quite high over much of the state. Tomorrow’s highs will be a continuation of hot and muggy conditions for most areas. A little drier out west, but not by much. Heat index values will leave us feeling a bit uncomfortable during peak heating, but nothing out of control just yet. All in all, not too terribly bad for this time of the year when we typically begin to see temps soaring close to 100.
The forecast for the end of the week and into the weekend is trying to look a bit rainy…not for everyone, but we do need to see at least some rain falling or we’ll quickly begin to lose what ground we gained from May’s rain.