A beautiful spring day in the forecast for much of the state today.  Dry air from yesterday’s front will hang around for a good portion of the day, but moisture will make a quick turnaround overnight as southerly winds kick up.  We have no rain in the forecast for today once the batch of storms across far southeast Texas moves out.  The sun will shine and it will be a perfect day for enjoying outdoor activities.  The only major issue of note will be the elevated risk of wildfires across far western Texas this afternoon.  Other than that, the remainder of the forecast is in good shape for an enjoyable Saturday!

Highs today will be mild and just a few degrees above seasonal averages for this point in March.  Overnight lows will be pleasant and slightly above average as well.  As we get into tomorrow, an upper level low from the west will arrive and we’ll see chances for strong to severe storms across parts of north texas by late tomorrow evening and into the overnight hours.  The best chances for severe weather will be from the Red River northward, but we could see a few scattered strong storms develop along the dryline tomorrow evening west of the DFW metroplex and down into the northern portions of central Texas.  Again, the risk is not great, but it will be something to keep an eye on tomorrow evening. Additional chances for storms and widespread rainfall are in the forecast for next week. We’ll have more on that in later blog updates!