Reporting Jeff Jamison
Filed underStorm Team Blog
Weather was great last night for the 300 race at Texas Motor Speedway. It’ll be great again tonight. Same could be said for the last races and outdoor concert (Gary Allen) at Lone Star Park’s first Saturday of their Spring Thoroughbred season.
There is a chance for some light rain to the southeast of the metro area tonight as a minor upper air disturbance moves over from the southwest out of Mexico. Chances are small, mostly we’ll just see the cloud cover.
Tomorrow the highs are going to reach a little higher as the winds start to pick up from the south. Gusts well get in the 25-30 mph range.
The weather pattern begins to change early next week as an upper level trough begins to send a dryline and cold front our way. Tuesday, the system will be far enough to the west that most of North Texas should stay dry. There could be severe thunderstorms in the Texas Panhandle over to the Wichita Falls area and up through Oklahoma.
By Wednesday, that upper level trough will edge farther east and that dryline will also give North Texas a chance of seeing scattered severe thunderstorms. It’s early, but some of the storms could produce large hail and damaging wind.
Storms will form into a line along a cold front Wednesday night into Thursday. The severe weather threat should shift into the eastern half of North Texas for Thursday.
So be sure to savor this weekend’s weather…it’s why April can be so nice in North Texas. It stays warm through Wednesday, but behind that cold front, temperatures will be chilly again by the end of next week.