Reporting Jeff Jamison
Filed underStorm Team Blog
Scattered thunderstorms in and around the Metroplex on Wednesday helped keep temperatures in the 90s for high temps instead of the triple digits that we had suffered through for the past week and a half. No storms this morning means plenty of sunshine to get us back above 100° this afternoon.
We are tracking an upper level disturbance and surface cold front rolling in from the Central Plains. As these arrive this afternoon and evening, expect more showers and thunderstorms to blossom up over North Texas.
Expect that any storms that form today could become strong with up to 60 mph winds and lots of lightning…just like the past several days. Storms should end by late tonight setting the stage for a drier Friday and Saturday. It will be more comfortable and slightly cooler. You’ll especially notice this in the mornings and evenings….expecting low temps this weekend in the lower to mid 70s!!
The weekly drought monitor is out and conditions continue to deteriorate for North Texas. Most of the area along and north of I-20 are now under “severe drought” conditions, including the Metroplex. As we’ve talked about recently, we are running a big deficit in terms of rainfall this summer. Let’s hope more of us can get under one of the forecast storms for today to get that much-needed water on our lawns.