Some of y’all are waking up to rain this morning. Good Saturday morning and welcome to the Texas Weather Roundup for September 19. A cool front is currently draped across West Texas extended northeast into Northwest Texas and Texoma. Temperatures north of the front are in the 50s and 60s this morning with noticeably lower dewpoint values. A few showers across the Permian Basin, Big Country, and North Texas are producing a few rumbles of thunder just after 7 AM this morning. Activity as a whole isn’t moving very much but we should see it continue most of the day.
The cool front has made it just about as far south as it will today. This nearly stationary front will be a focus point for shower and thunderstorm development throughout the day. The highest rain chances (40 to 60 percent) will be located in Far West Texas, the Permian Basin, Northwest Texas, North Texas, and Texoma. Compared to our forecast yesterday these rain chances have pushed south a bit in conjunction with the front. That means those in the D/FW Metroplex, Concho Valley, and Permian Basin have a decent shot at seeing some showers today with mostly cloudy skies. Severe weather is not expected as the atmosphere won’t be that unstable.
As we usually see with these early season fronts the state will be divided in half today temperature-wise. Folks across the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, and Northwest Texas are in for a beautiful fall-like day with high temperatures in the upper 60s to upper 70s. Dewpoint values and humidity values will both be noticeably lower leading to comfortable weather. Folks along and south of the cold front will have high temperatures in the upper 80s to upper 90s. Deep South Texas may hit 100 degrees this afternoon. Obviously the humidity will remain oppressive. With the cold front not moving much farther south don’t expect any relief this weekend.
Scattered shower and thunderstorm chances will continue tonight. Severe weather is not in the forecast. Temperatures tonight will drop off into the 50s in the Panhandle with 60s in West Texas, the Big Country, Concho Valley, and Texoma plus Northeast Texas. Even across Central and Southeast Texas a few folks will also drop into the upper 60s. Overall temperatures across all of Texas will be a few degrees cooler tonight than what we’ve seen this past week.