FIRST 100 DEGREE DAY IN SIGHT! MORE ON THAT AFTER YOU READ ABOUT SMALL RAIN CHANCES…
ISOLATED RAIN CHANCES NEXT FEW DAYS THEN CRANKING UP THE SUMMER HEAT!
There is a weak disturbance called an inverted trough located along the Texas Louisiana border this afternoon. This has triggered isolated showers and thunderstorms in East Texas down to the coast. This disturbance will drift to the west tonight and tomorrow and bring some spotty showers and thunderstorms are way each afternoon Tomorrow and on Wednesday. Here is what the Satellite and Radar picture looks like this afternoon.
NOTE the two upper level high pressure systems sitting to our east and to our west. That one to the west will build in over the Plains this weekend and bring us the hottest temperatures of the year so far. More on that in a moment.
Rain coverage will not be very high tomorrow or Wednesday. 20% to 30% coverage at best with these spotty showers. Severe weather is not expected but I can’t rule out an isolated severe storm with hail and wind the main threat. These will be slow moving storms too, so if you get underneath one… first count yourself luck for some cooling rain… second a soaking rain will be likely with a ½ inch to an inch of rain in a short amount of time.
Here is a look at the rain chances…
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
HEATING UP THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK…
That ridge of high pressure I mentioned above will build over the Southern Plains this weekend heating us up. We could reach the 100 degree mark either Sunday or Monday of next week. It looks pretty certain we will get there next Tuesday if we don’t get there Sunday or Monday.
UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE PATTERN FOR SUNDAY
SUMMER BEGINS WEDNESDAY!
Astronomical Summer (Summer Solstice) begins this Wednesday, June 20th at 6:09pm.