There’s a bit of ice, a bunch more rain, and a lot of fog – and that’s just for your Tuesday! Our active weather will continue across Texas this week, with more rain, storms, and warmer temperatures ahead.
We’ll see upper-level storm system one bring higher rain chances to the northern half of Texas today and tonight. Some rainfall will be moderate to heavy at times. Upper-level storm system two will bring another period of heavy thunderstorms to the southern half of Texas today and Wednesday morning. The summary is that most of the state will have rain in their vicinity at times today. You can check your specific, local rain chances within the free Texas Storm Chasers mobile app. Our interactive weather radar is available here.
Severe Storm Threat
This morning, we’ve already had one severe storm drop golfball-sized hail near Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay (Central Texas). At least isolated severe storms will remain possible in the afternoon and early evening hours across South Texas, the Coastal Bend, Coastal Plains, Central Texas, the Brazos Valley, and Southeast Texas. Most storms will behave themselves. There is a low risk of large hail, localized damaging wind gusts, and a very low chance of a brief tornado. The same hazards will continue into Wednesday along the Middle and Upper Texas Gulf Coast (Coastal Plains, Southeast Texas, Golden Triangle).
Texas Flash Flooding & Heavy Rain Threat
Our most pressing, widespread hazard through Wednesday will be increasing flooding concerns. We have an enhanced threat of scattered to numerous flash floods across the Ark-La-Tex, East Texas, the Brazos Valley, and Southeast Texas. This increasing concern is due to saturated soils from previous rains and additional heavy rainfall of three to seven inches expected through Friday morning. Significant flooding reports may occur, and people living in flood-prone areas should be alert. Remember, low-water crossings may have high water levels. Those aren’t easy to spot at night. Rain chances will continue on Thursday across Southeast Texas and the Golden Triangle. The rest of the state may see a bit of a break before a cool front arrives Friday, with another round of rain possible.
Temperature trends through Saturday
Warm temperatures are expected through the week across the southeastern half of Texas. High temperatures will be in the 60s, 70s, and even lower 80s. That’s sure a blessing after last week’s arctic blast. The northwestern/northern half of Texas will see high temperatures in the 40s, 50s, and, at times, 60s. The cool front arriving on Friday will bring high temperatures back down into the 40s, 50s, and 60s across Texas by Saturday—certainly not a repeat of last week’s arctic blasts.