Along with the chance of showers we will see cooler temperatures across parts of Texas today. Compared to the usual summertime heat the Texas Panhandle and West Texas are going to be ‘chilly’ today with high temperatures in the lower 80s. Upper 80s to lower 90s will be common across the Permian Basin east across the Hill Country into Southeast Texas. Deep South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley will top out in the 90s to lower 100s. Heat index values across Southeast and South Texas will top 100 degrees as humidity values will be higher.
Isolated thunderstorms will be possible across the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, and the Permian Basin. Scattered storms will be possible across the Big Country, Northwest Texas, and the Red River Valley from Bonham west to Quanah. Locally heavy rain will result in the possibility of some flash flooding. Severe weather in the form of hail or damaging winds should be quite limited.
The northern half of Texas will see comparatively cooler temperatures compared to the previous few weeks. Folks in the Panhandle and West Texas will drop into the mid to upper 60s along with the higher elevations of the Davis and Alpine Mountains. Upper 60s to lower 70s will be noted in the Permian Basin, Concho Valley, Northwest Texas, and North Texas. Mid 70s across South-Central and East Texas with upper 70s across Southeast, Deep South Texas and the RGV. Isolated to scattered storms will be possible this evening and overnight in the Panhandle into extreme West Texas.
By this weekend and next week a high pressure will build in shutting off most of our rain chances. We could still have the usual popup storms in the afternoon near the sea breeze – but otherwise summertime temperatures will return to Texas. In fact we’ll likely see the warmest weather of the year so far.