We have a gorgeous Sunday on tap today with mostly clear sky, above seasonal average temps and little chance for rain expected. Windy conditions will be present once again today across the panhandle and far west Texas. Elevated Fire Weather Conditions exist once again across far west Texas with relative humidity levels expected to drop below 15% and winds gusting to near 50mph by later this afternoon. As always, no outdoor burning and please be mindful of anything that could cause a spark or flame.
We do have a very slight chance for seeing a few showers develop today across the Red River counties in far north/northeast Texas. A small but strong upper level disturbance is moving across the region this morning and may be able to spit out a few showers and storms across these areas, but by and far the greatest risk of any severe weather will be to our northeast and east across parts of central Arkansas and northern Louisiana.
Highs today will be well above seasonal averages across much of the state today. Temps reaching 80+ degrees this afternoon will be likely across central and south Texas, and we may see a few records tied or broken by this afternoon. Temps in the 90s are possible across parts of deep South Texas as well. A pacific cold front will be moving across the state today behind an upper level low projected to move east across north Texas/southern OK today, but as you can see it will not have much of an impact on our highs this afternoon.
Lows tonight also remain above seasonal averages with low 40s expected across the panhandle and west Texas, mid 50s across north, northeast and central Texas, and upper 50s to low 60s further south along the coast.
The first part of the work week looks dry, but we’ll transition back into a more rainy pattern by Thursday through Saturday. It also looks like Old Man Winter will make a return by late this week with one more blast of cold air, and the possibility of a wintry mix across the northern panhandle late next Friday into early Saturday. We’ll have more on that this coming week!