For this evening, we expect ongoing showers and thunderstorms to gradually diminish as we lose daytime heating.  Best chances for isolated to spotty residual rain activity will be along the coast/coastal plains up into east and southeast Texas.  As our next cold front approaches from the north overnight, we will also see an uptick in chances for rain/thunder across the panhandle along and behind the frontal boundary.

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The timing of the front is a bit uncertain at this time, but they do have a habit of traveling a little faster than what the models show, so here is our best guess at this time.  Amarillo and Lubbock before 10am tomorrow…Wichita Falls around 11am…DFW between 11am and 1pm…Waco and central Texas after 4pm.  Based on current models, it looks like a reinforcement of cooler and drier air will arrive after dark tomorrow and really drive the front towards the coast by early Saturday morning.  Along and ahead of the front tomorrow will be the best chances for rain and storm activity…especially across central and south central Texas as the front pushes through there during peak daytime heating.  We aren’t expecting widespread severe, but we could see a few stronger cells with gusty winds and heavy downpours.  We will take another look at the potential frontal timing and storm chances and update that early tomorrow.

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Lows tonight, mild and in the 70s across a majority of the state.  Pleasantly cooler temps will reside across the panhandle and over into west Texas.  Tomorrow’s highs will still be quite warm out ahead of the front…but once it passes…take a look at the forecast lows for Friday night and highs for Saturday!  Not bad at all!

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