Posts Tagged ‘panhandle’
Weather Roundup for Wednesday May 22nd
- Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 07:19
- Jenny Brown
- 14 Comments
Good morning and happy Wednesday! Still a few showers and storms along the coast of southeast Texas this morning. Could see some areas of patchy dense fog develop east of I-35 this morning especially for areas that received rain yesterday. Only a slight chance of storms around the Houston area today, mainly this morning, as the frontal boundary will hang out for a bit before lifting out. Rain/storm chances return to western parts of the state and the panhandle region tomorrow and Friday as a weak upper level disturbances passes over, but other than that, pretty quiet and dry for most of us for the next few days. Despite the fact that yesterday’s storms were riding along on a cold front, temps will be right back up into the 80′s and 90′s across the state, but humidities will be down just a bit which means those 80′s and 90′s will be a whole lot more tolerable.
And I’m sure a lot of folks are wondering why we didn’t get the very high-impact weather that was expected yesterday across central and north central Texas. Conley will have a blog post out later this morning providing an analysis of yesterday’s events. Have a great morning everyone!
Forecasted highs for today….
Forecasted lows for tonight….
Mother’s Day Forecast
- Published on Sunday, 12 May 2013 09:42
- Jenny Brown
- 1 Comment
Good morning, happy Sunday and most of all…Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Overall, we have a nice day in store for most of the state. The only areas of concern today…and minimal concern at that…are deep south Texas and a small section of the panhandle.
South Texas – Showers are expected to continue on and off today with more vigorous development possible during peak heating later today. Overall, storms should not become too severe, but some thunder, lightning and smallish hail are possible. Whatever rain falls is certainly a welcome relief to drought-stricken parts of southern Texas!
Panhandle – Storm development is questionable along a weak frontal boundary this afternoon and evening, but enough to mention. Large hail is a possibility with any of the stronger cells that manage to develop, although it appears this threat will mainly exist in western Oklahoma. Still…be on the lookout if you’ve got outdoor plans later this afternoon and evening.
For everyone else…nice and pleasant with mild temps and relatively low humidity values for this time of year! Enjoy your day!
Storm Prediction Center’s Hail Risk for Today…
Here is a peek at the current south plains radar as of 9:40am.
Current visible satellite loop…
Here’s a look at the forecasted highs for today…
Forecasted Lows for tonight…
Afternoon Update – Pretty Quiet So Far!
- Published on Saturday, 11 May 2013 16:43
- Jenny Brown
- 4 Comments
Pretty quiet so far this afternoon. Showers continue to dot the landscape across the panhandle region. Looks like a spattering of freckles on radar! And for south Texas, we’ve got a few strong storms that are beginning to sneak across the border around Del Rio. So far, nothing severe, but we do expect at least a chance of isolated severe storm activity at some point this evening in the south Texas region.
Here’s a look at the current visible satellite image. Pretty, isn’t it!
Current Radar for the panhandle region…
Current radar for south Texas with the storms beginning to cross the international border near Del Rio…
Today’s Weather – Storms Likely Again for Deep South TX & Rio Grande Region
- Published on Saturday, 11 May 2013 08:45
- Jenny Brown
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Good morning and happy Saturday everyone! Most of the state will remain sunny and rain-free today; however, there’s a few areas of interest for storm development this afternoon and possibly into the evening. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a Slight Risk over southern Texas and up into the Texas Panhandle regions today. For south Texas, similar to yesterday, storms are expected to develop over Mexico and cross the international border into southern Texas this afternoon bringing a chance for large hail and damaging winds with some of the stronger storm cells. For the panhandle area, it’s questionable if storms will develop today along a weak frontal boundary, but it’s enough of a risk to mention. ”Virga” showers (rain that evaporates before reaching the ground) are most likely in this region and may bring brief periods of gusty outflow winds. If any pop around sunset time, they can be really pretty, so have your cameras ready and share your pics with us!
Highs today will be close to seasonable norms for the state with upper 70′s and 80′s across the northern and central portions of the state with upper 80′s and 90′s expected further south. Lows tonight will be pleasant as well with a few chilly spots up north, but some nice “sleep with the windows open” temps across central and north/central Texas!
We’ll continue to keep you updated as the day progresses. Have a fantastic day and Mother’s Day weekend!
SPC Risk Area for Today
Forecasted Highs for Today
Forecasted Lows for Tonight
Tonight…Plus Tomorrow’s Severe Weather Threats
- Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 21:31
- Jenny Brown
- 0 Comments
Things are winding down across northern Texas this evening. Still a few rain showers showing up along the red river and across northwest Texas, but other than that, it’s pretty quiet.
Lows tonight will be quite pleasant and in the 60′s for most of the state, with a few 50′s and 40′s expected across the northwestern portion of the panhandle thanks to a cold front that moved across that area earlier this evening.
For tomorrow…there remains a bit of uncertainty as to the evolution of storms across the northern and central portions of the state. The Storm Prediction Center has a good portion of north central Texas under a Standard Risk for severe weather at this time with large hail and damaging winds being the primary threats. Current thinking is that severe storm coverage tomorrow will be primarily south of the DFW metro area…basically from the Hill Country region, up to around Waco then northeast to just south of DFW. Elsewhere across north central Texas, just showers with some thunder during the mid-day hours. Again, there’s still uncertainty about exact placement of severe storm coverage tomorrow afternoon, so look for updates tomorrow morning as additional forecast data becomes available!