Strong to severe storms possible in the eastern Big Country tonight…
Temperatures are warm this morning, in the 60s across the Big Country with breezy, southerly winds. The winds continue to bring in low level moisture with dew points in the 60s across the Big Country making it feel very muggy outside. Most of us will not see any rain or thunderstorms today, but as a dry line mixes eastward through the day, some in the eastern Big Country will see a chance for strong to severe thunderstorms.
The best chance for strong to severe storms late this afternoon into the overnight hours will be east of a Highway 283 line in the eastern Big Country with some areas of a Marginal (Level 1) and Slight Risk (Level 2) for severe storms, with parts of Comanche and Mills County under an Enhanced Risk (Level 3) for severe weather.
As a dry line mixes east today, a couple isolated storms are expected to initiate along that front by late this afternoon in the eastern Big Country and the Heartland. These storms will pose a large hail threat if they go severe with hail up to 1″ in diameter. As the dry line continues to mix east into the evening and overnight, storms are expected to become more linear along the dry line, creating a damaging winds threat as it moves in central Texas. Dangerous lightning will also be a threat with thunderstorms. The best chance for severe weather tonight extends from southern Kansas into Oklahoma and down the I-35 corridor into the San Antonio area.
Next severe weather outlook is released Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. CT.
After a cold front tonight, cooler weather will settle in the rest of the work week. Much warmer weather returns for Easter weekend with the return of strong, southerly winds. Another chance for rain returns into the middle of next week.
Today: Becoming sunny. Windy. Chance for severe storms east. Southwest winds around 15 to 25 mph. Wind gusts up to 35 mph. Highs in the mid 80s.
Tonight: Cold front. Mostly cloudy. Northwest winds around 10 to 20 mph. Wind gusts up to 25 mph. Lows in the mid 50s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Very windy. North winds around 20 to 30 mph. Wind gusts up to 40 mph. Highs in the low 70s.
Friday: Sunny. North winds around 5 to 15 mph. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Saturday: Sunny. Windy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Easter Sunday: Mostly sunny. Windy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs around 90°.
Monday: Partly sunny. Lows around 60°. Highs around 80°.
Tuesday: 20% chance for rain. Partly sunny. Lows around 60°. Highs in the mid 70s.
Average High: 78°
Average Low: 52°
Sunrise: 7:07 a.m.
Sunset: 8:10 p.m.
– Meteorologist Grant Tosterud