Our weather pattern has been, and will remain, pretty consistent with seasonally hot and humid conditions and the threat of scattered afternoon showers and storms bubbling up. Overnight storms across parts of the panhandle and Oklahoma have sent an outflow boundary south towards the Red River this morning. Another complex of storms last night over Arkansas has sent its outflow boundary west towards northeast Texas. Where those boundaries end up by this afternoon is expected to become the focus for isolated to scattered strong storm development. The most recent outlook from the Storm Prediction Center has placed a portion of north central Texas and all of northeast and eastern Texas under a Marginal Risk (Level 1) for severe storms today. The main threats with storms today will be downburst winds, frequent lightning and possibly some small hail. Heavy downpours and isolated nuisance flooding will also be an issue. The simulated radar animation below gives us a look at how the radar might shape up as we head into the afternoon hours. Storms that develop this afternoon will quickly die out as we get into the evening hours and lose daytime heating.
Highs today, seasonally hot and humid with head index readings edging over 100 degrees for the more humid locations along and east of the I-35 corridor this afternoon. The benefits of having these afternoon showers and storms is a brief reprieve from the afternoon heat as rain-cooled air rushes out from these storms, so hopefully that will help at least a few folks! Looking ahead…not seeing much change in our current weather pattern anytime soon…so welcome to Summer in Texas!