Author: Jenny Brown

“HAWT” Forecast for Friday & Saturday – Severe Storm Chances Return Saturday Afternoon

We will be quite “HAWT” across the state for the next couple of days!  Highs tomorrow will be the warmest that many areas have seen since last September, and the fact that we’ve had a rather mild run of temps lately, it will come as quite a shock.  Friday will be humid and oppressive ahead of the dryline where we’ll see dewpoints climb into the low 70s.  That combined with highs forecasted to be in the low to mid 90s will result in heat index values between 100 and 103 across a large swath of north central Texas, especially...

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Drying Out & Heating Up…Plus a Sneak Peek at the Memorial Day Weekend Forecast!

A cold front will continue to push through the state this evening and is expected to reach our coastal areas after midnight tonight.  The benefits of this cold front will be short-lived though as south and southwest winds return by Thursday and we’ll see temperatures soar across the western half of the state.  It’s possible by Thursday afternoon we’ll see temperatures reach 100 degrees for the first time this year, and if they don’t actually reach the 100 degree mark, they’ll come darn close.  While this may seem like quite a shock, highs at or close to 100 are not that...

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Sunday Severe Weather Outlook

A stalled frontal boundary across south central Texas, combined with a continuous feed of upper level energy across the region, will continue to support the chance for strong to severe thunderstorm development today and into the overnight hours from southwest Texas into the coastal bend region.  Best chances for strong to severe storms today will be across the western portions of south and south central Texas, especially as we get into the afternoon hours.  The Storm Prediction Center has outlined areas from the Texas Big Bend Region down along the Rio Grande Valley and western south Texas with a...

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Storms Likely across Southeastern Half of Texas This Weekend

Showers and storms continue to develop this morning well out ahead of a cold front which is slowly making its way across parts of north Texas and west central Texas.  The front is currently runs in a line from around Dennison, through the DFW metroplex then down towards Brownwood and across areas just south of the I-20 corridor across west central Texas.  This front is not a fast mover and it will likely be Sunday before we see the front move into south central Texas where it will stall and dissipate.  Locations behind the front today will see very pleasant conditions and much drier air.  Locations ahead of the front…particularly across portions of southwest TX/Hill Country region (west and northwest of Austin and San Antonio), east Texas and the northern portions of Southeast Texas (north of the Houston Area) will continue to see the threat of strong to severe storms this afternoon and evening.   The storms well ahead of the front this morning appear to be forming on the outflow boundary of storms which rumbled through the region overnight.  The storms currently across the Hill Country region should move out of the region this morning, but redevelopment later in the day is expected as the actual cold front begins to push into the region.  The Storm Prediction Center has placed a portion of the Hill Country and much...

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6:00pm Severe Weather Update – Threat for Severe Weather Increasing for North Central TX

The threat for severe weather across portions of north central Texas is increasing this evening.  A Tornado WATCH remains in effect until 10pm for a large portion of North Central Texas as outlined in the graphic below.  While storm coverage will not be widespread this evening, the storms will pack a punch with the potential for extremely large hail up to the size of softballs and the threat of a few tornadoes, one or two of which could be strong.  We’re currently monitoring cells which have fired up along the dryline east and southeast of Abilene.  The southern-most cell...

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