A cold front is sweeping through north Texas this evening…currently moving into the western portions of the DFW metroplex and stretching southwest down towards San Angelo. Ahead of the front, a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH will remain in effect until 10pm for areas along and east of the I-35 corridor. Within the WATCH region, additional, scattered, strong to severe storm development is expected to continue for several more hours with large hail, damaging wind gusts and frequent lightning being the main threats. The tornado threat remains low, but non-zero…so folks in the WATCH area will need to remain on alert for severe weather threats in their area this evening and into the early nighttime hours.
Once the cold front passes through the state by early tomorrow, we’ll have several pleasant days ahead before we have to deal with storms in the forecast. The term “cold front” is really a misnomer as it will not be cold behind the front, but we will see drier air filter in and a break from the humidity we typically see this time of the year. High pressure will settle in for the weekend and we’ll see warm daytime highs and plenty of sunshine…perfect for outdoor activities. Rain chances don’t look to return until possibly Sunday evening across far western Texas, then spotty chances early on in the week for portions of the panhandle and south plains as our upper level low begins to move in across the desert southwest and the dryline becomes active once again. We’ll have more on that as we get further into the weekend. For now, enjoy the break from storms!