Reporting Jeff Jamison
Filed underStorm Team Blog
As Summer is beginning to show its face again, we see that temperatures are on the rise.
Temperatures across the Metroplex tomorrow will be at or above 100°. Temperatures along the Red River will be a few degrees cooler as a weak cold front moves across the border.
With the cold front moving across the Metroplex, there is a slight chance of rain on Thursday. These storms will not be widespread or severe. Most of these storms will be isolated to scattered storms with the greater chance of rain being to the northeast of the Metroplex towards Paris and Texarkana.
Multiple times this week there is a chance of 100° days. Currently a High Pressure system is bring us warm temperatures and is allowing us to warm up.
As the High Pressure system moves to our North, a low pressure system will move in, to our south, along the Gulf of Mexico. This low pressure system will come in early next week and allow of a change in our weather pattern .
With the low, rain chances will stay to our south, but we will have winds shifting from the South to the East allowing temperatures to drop just a few degrees.
Tropical Storm Chantal now has Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings along with Hurricane Watches issued. Winds are currently at 65 mph and moving West-Northwest at 29 mph. As Chantal moves forward, it is not expected to intensify dramatically. Winds will slightly increase as it crosses over Hispaniola. Chantal is being forced by strong winds from the East, but as Chantal moves over the Eastern parts of the Caribbean, the High over us and other portions of the country will weaken and Chantal should turn toward the Northwest. With the turn, Chantal will decrease its forward speed and have a chance of strengthening over the Bahamas.
7 DAY FORECAST
For the rest of the week, we are expecting temperatures to be at or above 100°. Winds will be out of Southwest tomorrow allowing temperatures to get above 100 degrees. As winds begin to shift with the low pressure system arrival, temperatures will decrease but still be warm.