One of my friends on facebook posted this morning that the sunrise in Dallas was like the Crematoria Sunrise from the movie Chronicles of Riddick. Most of our sci-fi movie fans will know exactly what scene he was referring to! At any rate, blazing hot temps and little to no rain will remain the theme this weekend. Heat Advisories will remain in effect through the weekend across all of north and northeast Texas and down into parts of central and west central Texas. A dome of high pressure is pretty much centered over the state and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. A shift back west again is expected next week which may bring a tiny bit of heat relief, but that’s still many days away. A bit of a stronger southerly breeze today and humidity values dropping down into the 20s and 30s west of the I-35 corridor which will increase the chances for wildfires today, so we ask that everyone be very careful with anything that could cause a spark or flame.
We will of course be looking at highs in the 100s across most of the state this afternoon. Coastal areas will be slightly lower and in the 90s but it won’t feel that much better due to higher humidity values. Far western Texas and parts of the panhandle will also reach the 90s today. Rainfall will be scarce, but there are chances for isolated thunderstorms today in the Guadalupe and Davis Mountains and nearby plains this afternoon and evening. A few could be strong with gusty outflow winds and lightning as the main threats. Monsoonal moisture will be on the increase across western Texas the next few days will will keep chances for afternoon showers and storms in the forecast into early next week.
Here’s a look at simulated radar through 9pm tonight.