Unseasonably warm conditions continue today with slightly less chances for scattered showers and storms. Today will likely be the hottest day this week before we begin to see temps tick down a few degrees as we get into the end of the work week. A weak cool front will move into the panhandle region today, but will not have much impact before it dissipates by tomorrow. The big news on the weather horizon will be increasing rain chances later this weekend and into early next week as a slow moving, but stronger, cold front arrives. This will certainly be something to look forward to as we head into the first official week of fall!
Highs today…quite unseasonably warm with upper 90s to 100 degrees likely across much of western north Texas. Heat index values along the east of the I-35 corridor will briefly reach 100-105 degrees this afternoon which will make it quite unpleasant to be engaged in outdoor activities later this afternoon. Storms will be likely again today along the dryline and down into the Big Bend region, but coverage will be quite scattered. Pop up showers will also be likely for coastal and inland areas this afternoon along the daily seabreeze. Later this weekend and into the first few days of next week, we will see a shift in our pattern which will bring widespread rain chances across the western half of the state, and cooler temps. It will take several days for this weekend’s front to make it through the state, but by the end of next week, we should be seeing a much more seasonable forecast. We just have to hang in until then!