Rain Chances Linger

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Mostly cloudy skies through the day kept daytime highs in the upper 80’s. This qualified as the “coolest” day since a rainy day we had back on the 12th. The 4pm temperatures are usually very close to daytime high. You can see low 80’s west and southwest of the metroplex from showers:

NTX Temp Plot

A few of those showers have made it into the metro area. The chances will pick up as the night wears on and shift east overnight:

NTX Rain Chances NTX Rain Chances2

These clouds and rain chances are thanks to increased moisture coming up from the Mexican plateau.

Moisture Plume

This moisture will be in place over the next several days. Meanwhile coming in from the west will be a series of upper-level disturbances; enough energy to increase our rain chances:

UpperAir Dist

We’ll watch for storms get organized into a group over the Texas and Oklahoma panhandle and central Oklahoma. The steering winds turn to the west and northwest on Monday and Tuesday. This opens the door for storms overnight and early morning for north Texas. Right now the best chance of this appears to be on Monday night:

RAIN CHANCE LINE GRAPH

Slight chances for afternoon storms are in the forecast all the way into the weekend:

Extended PM

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