Quiet Today But Pattern Stays Active
Even this morning we had scattered showers and a few storms tracking through southern parts of North Texas. This activity sponsored by a weak upper level disturbance. The steering winds above North Texas will continue to push weak disturbances through our skies through the day and overnight until we bring the main chunk of upper level energy from California over North Texas late Friday and Saturday.
The wave of energy in New Mexico will come in tonight and we’ll experience this with more clouds today and overnight, but little in the way of rain chances. Let’s call it variably cloudy and mild today with high temps near 70 degrees. The winds will be light shifting from northeast to southeast. We’ll have small chances for showers and storms this evening northwest. There will be very little threat for severe storms.
With the upper level steering winds coming in from the west, the surface winds will be from the southeast. This will help to drive clouds and spotty showers into North Texas starting tomorrow morning and last throughout the day. The chances will start at 20 percent during the Friday morning commute and slightly pick up through the day to 30 percent.
The best rain chances will be Friday late evening into the overnight hours. The will also be the threat for severe weather with severe damaging winds and up to quarter-sized hail with storms from the Metroplex to the northeast.
Rain chances will taper off are 7 AM Saturday morning with lingering showers and storms possible for southern parts of North Texas. By the afternoon, mostly sunny skies should break out with warm conditions not only for Saturday afternoon but for Sunday as well.