An active weather pattern with multiple chances for severe weather will be the focus this week. A upper level low pressure system making its way over southern California will put us back into a southwest flow aloft. This will set us up for shortwaves to pass over our region with possible dryline interactions. For today dryline induced thunderstorms in far west Texas may reach our western areas and have a chance to pass over our region effecting our eastern counties. These chances aren’t great, but it is a possibility. A few of these storms may be strong to severe with the main hazards will being large hail, damaging winds, and deadly lightning.
Tuesday has the best chance for severe weather as a shortwave trough will interact with a dryline Tuersday evening into Wednesday morning. The SPC currently has a few of our counties in an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms. The main hazards will be large hail, damaging winds, deadly lightning, and isolated tornadoes.
There will be another chance for dryline induced thunderstorms in our eastern counties on Wednesday.
A strong cold front moves through ther Big Country Wednesday night into Thursday morning. This will give us the chance for showers and thunderstorms yet again. Temperatures will also be on the cooler side as we get into a northeast wind.
For Friday through the weekend temperatures will remain on the cooler side with rain and thunderstorms chances every day as we return to a soutwest flow aloft.
Today/Tonight: *MARGINAL RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS* Today will be partly sunny with high temperatures in the lower to middle 80’s. It may get breezy at times with wind coming from the south at 10-15 MPH with wind gusts up to 25 MPH. There is a chance for isolated severe thunderstorms thisn afternoon throughout the evening. The main hazards will be large hail, damaging winds, and deadly lightning. Thunderstorm chances will taper off, from west to east, as we go throughout the night as temperatures fall to the middle to upper 60’s. Winds will come from the south at 10-15 MPH under mostly cloudy skies.
Tuesday: *ENHANCED RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS* in the northwestern counties. 30% Showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. Breezy. High Temperature: 85° Winds: SE 15-20 G25 MPH
Wednesday: *ENHAHNCED RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS* in the eastern counties. 40% Showers and thunderstorms. Becoming mostly sunny. High Temperature: 86° Winds: SW 10-15 MPH
Thursday: Mostly sunny. 20% PM Showers and thunderstorms. Cooler. High Temperature: 73° Winds: NNE 10-15 MPH
Friday: Mostly cloudy. 40% Showers and thunderstorms. Cooler. High Temperature: 69° Winds: NE 10-15 MPH
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. 40% Showers and thunderstorms. Cooler. High Temperature: 72° Winds: NE 5-10 MPH
Sunday: Partly sunny. 30% Showers and thunderstorms. High Temperature: 75° Winds: ENE 5-10 MPH
Average High Temperature: 82°
Average Low Temperature: 58°
Sunrise: 6:48 A.M.
Sunset: 8:23 P.M.
Meteorologist Zach Gilday