Good morning and congratulations on making it to Wednesday. The work week is just about half over and I’m sure many of you are glad for that. A 20 to 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast today for the Texas Panhandle and far West Texas. Rain chances will continue this evening and overnight over the same areas. A rouge shower is possible along the coast and in the Rio Grande Valley this afternoon. Rain chances are below ten percent for the remainder of Texas. Up to an inch of rain is possible across the western Texas Panhandle with a quick transition to only a trace by the time you get to the Caprock or south towards Lubbock.
With the prospect for some precipitation and cloudiness today temperatures in the Texas Panhandle and West Texas will remain in the low to mid 80s. Outside of those two areas I’m afraid its going to be another humid and hot September day across Texas. High temperatures this afternoon will peak in the low to mid 90s under mostly sunny skies.
Even though temperatures remain above normal during the daytime hours at least we’re getting some relief at night. Low temperatures tonight are expected to drop off into the 60s for pretty much anyone not in the middle of an urban heat island. Those in the core sections of the D/FW Metroplex, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio will drop to right around 70 to 71 degrees. The coolest folks may end up in the upper 50s by Thursday morning.