Reporting Jeff Jamison
Filed underStorm Team Blog
Scattered showers and thunderstorms over North Texas are nice sights, especially for this time of year. An upper level disturbance slowly moving toward North Texas from the east, along with a weak cold front sagging in from the north, will combine to keep rain chances going for the next few days.
The best chance of seeing more rain will be Tuesday, as the front should be draped stationary across the I-20 corridor. Storms will not be totally widespread however, but scattered. This will lead to some getting quite a bit of rain, while others miss out. We’ve seen this play out over the weekend and Monday.
Storms will produce locally heavy rainfall and some cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, but the overall chance of severe weather is low. All-in-all, this is a good news event…as rain will be beneficial to drought-fearing North Texans.
The front will begin to move into Southeast Texas by Wednesday and Thursday..taking the best rain chances with it. We should dry out altogether by Friday and over the weekend.
Here are the rain chances over the next few days.
Rainfall amounts over the next few days will vary from location to location due to the scattered nature of the rain and thunderstorms. In general, the greatest rainfall amounts should be found the farther east you live in North Texas. Here’s the European model’s take on how much rain we’ll see thru the end of the week.
Tonight…Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of rain. Low 76°. Light North wind.
Tuesday…Mostly cloudy. 50% chance of rain. High 91°. NE wind 5-15 mph.
Wednesday…Partly cloudy. 30% chance of rain. High 93°
Thursday…Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain. High 94°
Friday – Sunday...Sunny to partly cloudy. Lows 75-78° Highs 94-97°