Strong storms initiated very early this morning north of San Angelo and quickly pressed into North Texas. With a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in place, the line came in with only one Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Brownwood area and no official reports of severe weather. Pockets of heavy rain, lightning and gusts to 45 mph were common along the leading edge of the storms, but overall the storms where innocuous. The graphic below was at 9 AM. You can see the front was through all of North Texas with most areas sinking into the 40s under gusty northwest winds except for immediately behind the front.
Rainfall totals were around an inch. Below are some of our SkyTracker reports along with some of the official totals around the Metroplex.
Behind the front, clouds will clear and northwest winds will remain gusty up to 30-35 mph. Temperatures will hold in the upper 40s and low 50s until the clouds clear then temperatures will top out near 60 degrees. Tonight turns out to be a cold night with the skies clearing and the winds easing somewhat. Here’s how we should look at 7 AM and 6 PM tomorrow:
Sunny skies are ahead for the weekend. Temperatures will certainly be cool both Saturday and Sunday morning, but the afternoons will be perfect! Storms make a return to North Texas late Monday night.