Good morning and welcome to Tuesday – September 15. Skies are mostly clear across the northern half of Texas this morning with temperatures varying from the lower 60s into the upper 60s. South of a warm front skies are cloudy with temperatures at 80-81 degrees right along the coast to the low 70s across South and Southeast Texas. Fog has developed in parts of South Texas into Southeast Texas in conjunction with a warm front moving north this morning.
As the warm front continues to push north today we’ll see skies begin to cloud up across Central and East Texas. Warm air advection showers are possible today with a 20 to 40 percent chance across South Texas, Southeast Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley. Precipitation totals will be light with mainly a trace to a few tenths of an inch of rain possible. Folks along the coast in Southeast Texas may pick up to half an inch of rain locally today. Conditions are not favorable for the development of severe weather although I wouldn’t be surprised if a waterspout is spotted offshore.
High temperatures will be warmest across the northwest half of Texas this afternoon where drier air will allow for more rapid heating. Winds could become gusty again this afternoon as well promoting elevated wildfire conditions. Mid to upper 90s are in the forecast across the Texas Panhandle, Permian Basin, Big Country, and Northwest Texas. With more clouds and the chance for showers temperatures across the southeast half of Texas will be a few degrees lower with upper 80s to low 90s expected today. Winds will be out of the southeast.
Low temperatures tonight will be noticeably warmer as the humidity returns. Low temperatures will range from the upper 60s in the Texas Panhandle and West Texas up into the mid 70s across the Interstate 35 corridor into Southeast and South Texas. Rain chances will diminish considerably after sunset across Southeast Texas. A fwe showers will remain possible overnight tonight into Wednesday morning across the Rio Grande Valley.