Yesterday’s cold front continues to push south through the state this evening. Gusty north winds behind the front will continue to usher unseasonably cool air in over the panhandle and northern half of the state overnight dropping lows into the 50s and 60s across the region. It’s not out of the question that we could see a few record lows broken by tomorrow morning!
Highs tomorrow will be some of the best we’ve seen since late Spring/early Summer with low to mid-80s expected behind the front all the way down into parts of central Texas. While the front will have a hard time making it all the way south to the coast, expected cloudy conditions with continued rain chances will help to keep highs in check from southeast Texas all the way down into deep south Texas. Of course these nice mild highs won’t last for long and we’ll be back up around normal once again as we head into the weekend.
Scattered showers and storms are expected ahead of the cold front this evening and overnight as it continues to move south. Severe weather is unlikely, but we could see a few strong storms develop with gusty winds as the primary threat. Unlike last night in parts of the panhandle, instability levels are much lower and any forcing from the upper level disturbance will be well displaced to the north. Some additional development is starting to show up across parts of north Texas, including the DFW metro, which missed out on most of day’s rain chances, but it won’t be out of the question to see some spotty shower activity this evening with additional activity later tonight after midnight. Areas east of I-35, down into east/southeast and south central Texas will continue to have the best chances of seeing rain and even a few thunderstorms overnight and again tomorrow. Be sure to check back with us tomorrow morning for the latest on what to expect tomorrow and over the next several days with additional rain chances for Friday and Saturday as well!