A weather pattern not typical for this time of the year will continue to be the forecast highlight over the next several days, and most likely into next week as well. Once again, temperatures across all but deep south Texas will trend below normal for the first of August. Rain chances will also continue to be in the forecast with a high pressure ridge sitting out west and northwest flow aloft across our state. A weak frontal boundary has pushed into the panhandle and far north Texas this morning and will be the focus today and overnight for additional showers and a few storms. Nothing severe…and the rain will be somewhat hit or miss across the area…but for those that end up under one of these showers, it could give your lawn a pretty decent drink of water. For folks across the panhandle and south plains regions which have already received rainfall over the past 72 hours, isolated flash flooding will continue to be an issue, so be on the lookout for flooded roadways.
Here’s an animated look at how the radar may shape up today through about 10pm. Keep in mind this is just a forecast model…not live radar:
Highs today…once again cooler than we typically see at the first of August for all but deep South Texas which will be right at normal highs. This time of the year is usually the hottest for Texas, but thankfully this reprieve from the 100+ degree days will last through the remainder of the work week and likely into next week as well. Looking at the long-range model forecasts, it looks like this “cooler” patter will stick around until the middle of August before we begin to see overall temps more close to normal. As always with long-range forecasts, confidence decreases the further out you get, but it’s something to hope for!