Scattered thunderstorms woke a few folks up this morning across Texoma, North Texas, and Northeast Texas. It’s been a while since we’ve had a decent scattering of rain. While this morning’s episode won’t produce much in the rainfall department it certainly beats spending another night in the 80s and 90s. We can thank a weak frontal boundary for the isolated to scattered rain chances over the next two days. Those rain chances will spread south today, tonight, and into Thursday as the front itself sags south and eventually stalls.
Isolated to scattered storms are possible this morning and this afternoon across the northern two-thirds of Texas. Widespread severe weather is not expected. A few storms may become strong to borderline severe with localized damaging wind gusts. I can’t rule out a bit of hail, but it’s rather difficult to get sustained hail cores aloft in August across the southern United States. Rain chances tonight will be confined to the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, Permian Basin, Concho Valley, Central Texas, Brazos Valley, and into Southeast Texas. Most folks will stay dry tonight, but there will be a 20 to 40 percent chance for some stormies.
We’ll do it again Thursday across the higher terrain of the Trans-Pecos, South-Central Texas, the Coastal Plains, and in Southeast Texas. Isolated storms may occur from the late afternoon into Thursday Night across the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, the Trans-Pecos, and into the Borderland.
High temperatures this afternoon will be several degrees cooler than yesterday across the northern half of Texas. We’re not talking big-time cold front here, so temperatures will be in the upper 80s to middle 90s versus the 100s. Still, when you consider heat index values were over 110 degrees yesterday, I think having 90s would be preferable. We note it’ll still be hotter than a hot dog across South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley where no heat relief is expected for the foreseeable future. The rest of Texas will only get one to two days of minor heat relief before temperatures return to the upper 90s and triple digits this weekend.
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