Good morning and welcome to the end of another work week! This is the Texas Weather Roundup for Friday – September 18. Temperatures are warm and conditions are muggy for the last Friday of summer. Temperatures across Southeast and South Texas have fallen to near the dewpoint temperature thus resulting in dense fog. Like yesterday we should see the fog burn off by mid to late morning.
Rani chances will be shut down across the coast today and for the eastern two-thirds of Texas thanks to the high pressure ridge aloft. Meanwhile a cold front will be pushing south into the Texas Panhandle later this afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop thsi afternoon across the southeastern Texas Panhandle and West Texas. A few storms may be strong with gusty winds and hail.
Rain chances will spread south/southeast overnight into the Big Country, Permian Basin, and Northwest Texas as the cold front and associated thunderstorms move south. A few storms may be strong.
Meanwhile storm chances will continue on Saturday across Far West Texas, the Permian Basin, Big Country Northwest Texas, Texoma, and Northeast Texas.
Temperatures will be hot today with highs reaching the mid and upper 90s. Dewpoint values will be in the upper 60s to 70s resulting in humid conditions.
North of the cold front tonight temperatures will fall into the low and mis 50s across the Texas Panhandle. South of the front temperatures will only drop into the upper 60s to mid 70s.