Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected overnight across Far West Texas and eastern New Mexico. Some of this activity will likely spread into the western parts of the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and Permian Basin as well. Some strong storms with hail may also occur with a few storms capable of producing quarter size hail. Widespread severe weather is not anticipated overnight. Overnight temperatures will be noticeably warmer across the southern half of the state as moisture and humidity begins to stream back north ahead of an upper level low located in New Mexico. The Permian Basin, West Texas, Texas Panhandle, Concho Valley, Big Country, Northwest Texas, North Texas, and Northeast Texas will enjoy another night with temperatures falling back into the 50s to lower 60s.
On Wednesday we’ll see scattered thunderstorms across the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, Permian Basin, into Far West Texas. Locally heavy rain will be possible and the National Weather Service office in Midland has issued a Flash Flood Watch for much of the Permian Basin into Far West Texas through Thursday. Widespread 1 to 2 inch rain accumulations are expected over the next two days in the watch area. Localized rain accumulations up to 4 inches may occur which is why the flash flood watch is in effect.
Outside of those areas Wednesday will feature a return to more summer-like conditions as temperatures warm back up to annoyingly hot values. High temperatures will peak in the upper 80s to lower 90s across the Big Country, Concho Valley, Hill Country, North Texas, Central Texas, East Texas, Southeast Texas and South Texas. Cloud cover and the chance for storms will keep folks out west in the 70s on Wednesday.