About the only exciting item in the forecast today will be a weak upper level disturbance dropping south out of Oklahoma into the panhandle and western north Texas today. This feature is already generating light rain this morning across north Texas, and we’ll see increasing chances later this afternoon as we reach peak heating. Severe weather is not expected, but a few storms could become strong with some lightning and gusty winds. Rain chances are also on the increase for south/southeast Texas as a coastal low hangs around for a few more days.
We will continue the trend of being several degrees above normal today, and likely through the end of the week. Humidity levels will also be in the increase over the next several days, but today and tomorrow should still be relatively pleasant to be outdoors. The panhandle will be enjoying the coolest temps this afternoon as the backend of the weak upper low drops south with increasing clouds and winds from the east.
Looking ahead this week…rain chances continue for the coast through mid-week, then we are expected to remain mostly dry and rain-free into the weekend. There long-range forecast models are hinting at a strong cold front arriving by late next weekend which could bring some rain and thunderstorm chances back into the forecast. Being that it’s still 7-8 days away, I wouldn’t get too hopeful…but it’s nice to see that there’s a chance this current unusually warm weather pattern will be changing!