Much quieter today weather-wise with just a slight chance of some afternoon and early evening pop-up showers and storms across west Texas. Overall a very nice day expected, then severe weather chances return again for Wednesday and again over the weekend. Highs today…getting warmer, but still quite bearable. Lows tonight, cool and also quite bearable. Anything under 100 degrees = “bearable”.
Starting off this morning with some patchy dense fog across parts of north central Texas, and along the central coastal region. All of this should burn off within the next hour or so. We have a chance for some pop up afternoon and evening thundershowers across parts of western Texas. Not a lot of storm coverage is expected, but a few could bring some small hail, gusty winds and frequent lightning.
Wednesday, severe weather chances return with the central and eastern panhandle and southern rolling plains all under the gun once again for isolated severe thunderstorms. David published a blog earlier this morning regarding that potential that you can check out here: http://www.texasstormchasers.com/?p=28603
I know we don’t usually get too far ahead with the forecast because so many factors can change that may have a significant impact on what will eventually happen, but things are shaping up for an even more significant weather event over the weekend for portions of central, north central and northeast Texas…and on up into Oklahoma and Kansas. A very potent low pressure system is forecasted to approach the the state by late Friday, and with moderate to high atmospheric instability in place, plenty of gulf moisture and lots of wind shear…that could spell big trouble for folks across these regions. Still too soon to be certain of exactly what impacts will be felt on Saturday and Sunday across the state, but if you have outdoor activities planned for this coming weekend, make sure you check back and stay up to date on the forecast.
But wait…there’s MORE! After we get through Saturday and Sunday, we’re looking at the chance for another strong cold front to impact the state with frost possible across parts of the panhandle and northern Texas by the middle of next week. Definitely way too soon to be talking about that, but it’s looking like cold weather just isn’t quite done with us yet!