Reporting Jeff Ray
Filed underStorm Team Blog
Today was breezy and in the low 70′s, tomorrow looks to be the warmest day of the year so far. All of this is sandwiched between some cool days of late:
With temperatures in the 80′s we also expect strong southwest winds. Combined with the dry conditions there is a risk of fire danger for counties along and west of I-35W.
A strong cold front arrives late tomorrow night and brings an end to this nice two-day warm up.
It’ll be very windy overnight as winds turn north. Expect a chilly feel to the air Tuesday morning with that strong wind (20-30 mph), lows will stay in the low 40′s. Highs should only reach into the upper 50′s., almost 30° cooler than the day before.
The air is too dry to bring any decent chance of rain. We might have some sprinkles show up along the Red River counties in the early morning hours. Otherwise it looks like we’ll be waiting to the end of the week for some rain.
Below is the forecast upper air pattern (500mb or around 18,000 ft.). This very powerful and large trough will swing over the state on Sunday according to this long range model (the “Euro”).
Timing is still uncertain but I expect we’ll have some strong storms with a pattern like this. We’ll be keeping you updated through the week as we draw closer to the event.