We’re beginning to see subtle changes in our weather with our high pressure shifting to the west. A weak cold front (mainly resulting in less humid conditions) will move into North, Northeast, and parts of East Texas on Thursday. This front will prove to be a focus-point for isolated thunderstorm activity. The Texas Panhandle got a break from summer yesterday and last night with relatively widespread rain and rain-cooled air. The effects from the rain will last into today with high temperatures staying in the upper 80s in the Panhandle. The South Plains of West Texas will also be a few degrees cooler with high temperatures in the low 90s. Everywhere else in Texas will see continued hot temperatures climbing into the upper 90s to the triple digits. Heat index values will be a tad lower today compared to the past week with 100-105 degrees along and east of Interstate 35. Those are much more comfortable then the 107-110’s we’ve seen for over a week now.
Scattered thunderstorms will continue today across the Texas Panhandle with isolated activity possible as far south as the South Plains near Lubbock. This activity will result in cooler temperatures as discussed above in this post. A rouge shower is also possible in Southeast Texas with most folks staying dry. The remainder of Texas will remain dry today with hot temperatures. Thunderstorms will remain possible tonight into Thursday across the Texas Panhandle. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected on Thursday across Northeast, East, and Southeast Texas as we see the high pressure shift west and see popcorn storms in the afternoon hours.
A refreshing night is in store for the Texas Panhandle with low temperatures dripping into the mid 60s – probably the coolest night they’ve seen in several weeks. Everyone else is going to stay warm with lows dropping into the mid to upper 70s with continued humidity. We should see low temperatures drop a degree or two tomorrow night with the weak cool front dipping into the northeast part of our state.