A cluster of thunderstorms is moving onshore in Southeast Texas this morning. Other isolated showers and thunderstorms are underway from southeast of College Station to Galveston Island. No severe weather is expected from this activity although they are capable of producing heavy rain.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast today across Northeast Texas, East Texas, Southeast Texas, the Brazos Valley, South Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley. The stronger popup storms will be capable of producing 50 MPH winds, frequent cloud to ground lightning, and very heavy rain. Activity will diminish towards sunset. Should we see heavier rains fall where we saw flooding on Thursday there could be a redevelopment of flash flooding.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible beginning this afternoon in the Texas Panhandle. Storm coverage may increase towards the early evening hours if a complex is able to develop and move southeast. Adequate wind shear and an unstable airmass will combine to support the possibility of organized thunderstorms. A category 1 severe weather risk is in place for the Texas Panhandle but it may be upgraded later this morning. Large hail and damaging wind gusts are possible with the strongest storms. Should a complex of thunderstorms develop this evening it will move southeast towards Northwest Texas and western Oklahoma.
After a brief respite from summer we’ve seen south winds pump the oppressive moisture levels back into nearly all of Texas this morning. Temperatures will climb towards seasonal averages today with 88 to 96 degrees expected. Those lucky enough to get a popcorn storm near them could enjoy rain-cooled outflow and a drop in temperatures.
Long gone are the 50s and lower 60s with temperatures dropping into the mid to upper 70s across most of Texas tonight. As is usual the Texas Panhandle and Alpine Mountains will be slightly cooler in the upper 60s.