An active pattern is setting up for the next couple of days across parts of Texas. A cold front, sufficient instability and a few weak impulses of energy will set the stage for rain and some possibly severe storms over parts of the panhandle, western Texas, northwest and north central Texas over the next few days. For today, showers and storms are expected to develop later this afternoon across the panhandle and western Texas, with the storms across the panhandle eventually forming into a large area of rain that will approach northwest and north central portions of Texas sometime around midnight. Keep in mind with weak pattern systems like this, it’s hard to nail down exact location and timing of rain as its formation will depend on very small scale processes that develop along the way. But, for now, this is what the current thinking is, and it looks to bring a nice chance of beneficial rain to these areas over the next few days. We will keep an eye on it later this afternoon and evening and bring you the latest updates.
Here’s a look at what the radar could potentially look like at about 7pm this evening. Keep in mind this is just one forecast model.
Here’s what it could look like at about midnight tonight….
Here’s a look at the amount of rainfall expected per the latest forecast from the Weather Prediction Center….
And finally, here are the forecasted highs for today and lows for overnight….