Spot Storms Again Today, Heat Builds For North Texas
This Morning: spot showers through first part of morning commute through roughly 8 AM. Temps 65-75.
Today: the spotty showers shut down and the clouds mix out as we heat up to 96. Dry from mid-morning through mid-afternoon. But, a few spot storms will fire for eastern parts of North Texas with the peak heat. The showers and storms sponsored by more upper level energy running through our atmosphere. Along with the peak heat comes an “Ozone Action Day”…the new wording for the “Air Pollution Watch” or “Level Orange Air Quality Alert”. Elevated levels of surface ozone are possible today enough for sensitive individuals to notice. All of the counties in gray are in the Ozone Action Day.
Extended Forecast: the upper level trough that has been keeping us cooler than normal all week is still controlling the upper levels of our atmosphere today even as the lower levels warm with southeast winds and slowly increasing humidity. The trough lifts northeastward though tomorrow and the ridge to our west builds in our direction. This will shut off our rain chances Saturday, but they return Sunday for areas south of the Metroplex. Energy in the Gulf of Mexico will likely track through South Texas and westward under the influence of the upper level ridge to our west. The rain chances will be characterized by heat of the day showers and storms mainly south of the Metroplex through Tuesday. This ridge will ultimately win out with our weather pattern and help temperatures steadily climb to near 100 degrees.