Did your allergies kick into overdrive last night and today? The Mountain Cedar count jumped significantly from a 217 yesterday to 1007 today. It’s so high, it’s a daily record and the third highest daily count so far this season. The Mountain Cedar season starts in late December with peak levels occurring through January and February. It typically tapers off in the first two weeks of March. To add insult to injury, the Elm count is up into the high category from yesterday’s 31 count. Elm pollen shows up this month and next and again in the Fall.
Plenty of sunshine today even as a cold front pushes in from the west along with a low pressure system. Ahead of the front, sunny skies will help temperatures climb into the middle 70s for the second day in a row. Isolated storms and showers are possible with the low/front combo mainly to the northeast (30 percent chance). Can’t rule out a spoke storm in the Metroplex (20 percent chance).
Behind the front, winds go to the northwest and gust 25-30 mph through the evening hours. Evening temperatures will fall back into the 50s with overnight lows dipping into the 30s for many suburbs and rural areas. Lows in the Metroplex in the 40s.
Still watching the weekend for rain chances as a strong low pressure system sends two fronts our way. Well ahead of even the first front, pockets of light rain or sprinkles will be possible Saturday morning with isolated showers or storms Saturday afternoon. We’ll expect mostly cloudy skies for the afternoon.
We are still on track for showers and storms with a few possibly strong to severe Saturday night into Sunday morning. Wind damage and hail will be the main concerns. The storms coming through overnight will minimize the risk.