Windy Weekend…Bracing for Storms Next Week
HERE COME THE WINDS
In the midst of drought I’m always weary of welcoming a dry out and warm up. Still, it was nice to see the sun and feel some warmth on Friday, especially well timed to return for the Texas Rangers’ home opener.
A south wind will really get cranking during the weekend. Expect winds both today and Sunday to gust close to 30-35 mph at times. But it will be a warm wind with highs back above normal for early April. No rain to spoil any weekend plans.
We are keeping a close on the how the computer models are handling an upper level storm system, currently over the Pacific. It is forecast to bring us a chance of storms Tuesday & Wednesday.
The upper level low will help push a cold front and dry line into North Texas. One of our computer models (GFS) yesterday really sped things up with the dryline giving us a good chance of storms Tuesday afternoon and the front moving through Tuesday night. The European model is slower. It holds off storms until late Tuesday and most of the storms arrive Wednesday. Once the upper low moves on land late Sunday, we’ll have a better handle on the timing Tuesday & Wednesday.
The chance of severe weather does exist with this system. There will more than likely be a severe weather outbreak across the Central plains into Oklahoma…but we could see strong storms here Tuesday, and especially Wednesday.
Our rain and storm chances should end by Wednesday evening at the latest and that will leave us with a quiet and mild end to next week. More on the storms timing coming up over the weekend with Meteorologist Jeff Ray.