Reporting Jeff Jamison
Filed underStorm Team Blog
There will be more scattered shower and thunderstorm activity Tuesday late afternoon and evening as an upper level low spins just to our southeast. The low is providing the necessary lift along with a surface stationary front draped across our southern counties Tuesday afternoon.
The storms that form once again today will be randomly placed across the area, largely dependent on where our outflow boundaries set up and move. Any storm that forms today could pulse up to be pretty strong…with gusty winds approaching 50 mph and torrential downpours.
During the past 24 to 36 hours, the Metroplex hasn’t seen a whole lot of rain. The radar estimate map shows the Metro surrounded by rain in the past day…even nearly 2 inches of rain in Ellis County last night alone! Hopefully the DFW area will get that much-needed rain this evening.
The upper level low helping to bring us our elevated rain chance will be nudged eastward by high pressure to the west. This means that our rain chances will be lower tomorrow and Thursday…and probably gone altogether by Friday. If you’re reading this in our eastern counties, we can’t rule out a stray storm even thru the weekend. But most of the rain will shift to Arkansas and Louisiana.
We’ll keep isolated to widely scattered storms in the forecast for Wednesday…but then shifting those rain chances eastward for Thursday. Look for mainly rain-free and hot conditions for the end of the week and upcoming weekend.
Tonight…Mostly Cloudy. 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms until 10p. Low 74°. Light North wind.
Wednesday…Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain. High 94°. NE wind 5-15 mph.
Thursday…Mostly sunny. 10% chance of shower. High 95°
Friday – Sunday…Sunny to partly cloudy. Isolated storms possible Sunday. Lows 74-77° Highs 94-98°