Tomorrow is shaping up to be another warm, yet pleasant, day across much of the state. Temps will be climbing a few degrees over today’s highs as high pressure peaks over the state. A strong area of low pressure, currently arriving along the central California coast, will move into the desert southwest tomorrow and will kick the high east over the weekend and bring the return of rain and storm chances tomorrow evening and through the weekend. Lows tonight will be pleasant and seasonal ranging from the mid to upper 40s across the panhandle, to the low 60s down from west Texas down through south Texas. In between, low to mid 50s will be widespread across central, north and east Texas. Highs tomorrow will range from the upper 80’s to 90’s across west Texas, and more temperate low 80s across the central and eastern half of the state.
As our next weather maker begins to approach tomorrow, we’ll see the return of rain and storm chances across far west Texas, mainly across the mountains and higher elevation regions west of the Pecos. Some of the storms could become strong with a lightning and damaging downburst wind threat. Widespread severe weather is not expected.
Saturday, a weak dryline is expected to set up across the central panhandle and down into the Permian Basin region. Isolated strong to severe storms are expected to develop by late Saturday afternoon along and east of the dryline, but that will be conditional on having sufficient moisture in place for storm development. The Storm Prediction Center currently has this region of the state under a Marginal Risk for Saturday afternoon and evening. With this next system just now moving onshore, we may see some updates to this risk area by tomorrow, so be sure to check back!