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Mild Weather for the Weekend, Plus Latest Drought Update…Looking Better!

Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry
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NICE WEATHER INTO THE WEEKEND…

Temperatures tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday will be in the low to mid 60s!  There will be lots of sunshine each day.  Chilly mornings though as we start in the 30s during the early going each morning.

SNOW STORM FOR THE DEEP SOUTH…

Snow in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia today!  Below is the map from 4pm today.  You can see that area of low pressure right oer Atlanta generating snow.

TX Temp Plot

COLD AIR MOVING SOUTH…

Cold air in Canada will be moving south the next few days.  We will just see a glancing blow of this cold air on Monday, but it will be very cold in the Midwest.  In fact, this will be some of the coldest air they have seen in Minneapolis in 4 years.  Here’s a look at the cold air in Canada.  And click on the link to check out the forecast for Minneapolis this week!  MINNEAPOLIS FORECAST.  Glad I’m in Texas for many reasons!

AlaskaCanada Temp Plot

DROUGHT UPDATE:

Last week’s soaking rains really helped improve the drought situation across the state.  Just the first 17 days of January have been wetter than the previous 3 months.  Below is a look at the rainfall totals from just this January compared to October, November and December of last year!

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DROUGHT MONITOR

The latest drought monitor came out today.  Below I wanted to show you how much we have improved.  The image on the right is last week’s report.  The image on the left is this week’s report.  Note how much of the red area has shrunk.  The red shaded areas are the areas in the worst category of drought (extreme and exceptional).

Drought Comparison

Below are the percentage change in the amount of the state covered in the different drought categories.

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LAKE LEVELS…

The rain did help increase the lakes in North Texas.  We still could use more though.  All lakes are below conservation level.

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But the total capacity of North Texas lakes sits at 84%.

FORECAST:

TONIGHT:  Clear and cold.  Low of 33.  Light east winds.

TOMORROW:  Sunny and pleasant.  High of 60.  SE 5-10 mph

SATURDAY:  Mostly sunny and mild.  Morning low of 39.  High of 64.  SW 5-15 mph

SUNDAY:  Mostly sunny.  Morning low of 39.  High of 60.  S 5-10 mph shifting to the north later in the day.

MONDAY (MLK DAY):  Mostly cloudy, chilly and breezy.  Morning low of 40.  High of 47.  NE 10-20 mph

TUESDAY:  Mostly cloudy.  Morning low of 30.  High of 50.  S 10-15 mph

SKYWARN TRAINING ON SATURDAY IN FRISCO

Want to learn about storm spotting.  Don’t miss this free event to learn about storm structures.

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