I hope everyone enjoyed the fall preview this weekend because we’re back to the heat and humidity for the remainder of this week. As a surface high moves off to our east, a warm front will move onshore and track north across much of the state dragging abundant gulf moisture along with it. Rain chances will continue offshore and along the central Gulf coast this evening and tonight and expand further up the coast towards the Houston/Galveston area by daybreak, then north towards the I-10 corridor by late tomorrow morning. Severe weather is not expected, but a few of the storms tonight and early tomorrow could become strong with gusty winds and frequent lightning. Be sure to check local radar before heading out to work or getting the kids to the bus stop tomorrow. Not everyone along the central coast will see showers and storms overnight and early tomorrow, but those that do could pick up a quick 1/2 inch or more of rain.
By tomorrow afternoon, we could be looking at scattered showers spreading as far north as central Texas and over into eastern Texas as well. As we get into peak daytime heating, more of the storms could become strong with gusty winds, heavy downpours and frequent lightning as the main threats. A low pressure system currently sitting just off the northeastern Mexican coast will keep moisture flowing across the coast for the next few days, which will mean rain chances will stay in the forecast through at least Wednesday.
For the remainder of the state, winds will calm overnight with breezy, hot and dry conditions returning again especially across the panhandle and the western half of the state. There is a very slight chance of a few afternoon and evening pop up showers and storms tomorrow across the OK panhandle which could creep into the northern Texas panhandle as a piece of upper level energy passes by, but other than that, increasing influence from an upper level high expanding from the west will keep things mostly dry. Be sure to check back with us tomorrow morning for the very latest on tomorrow’s forecast!