Good Morning! Still pretty gloomy weather expected today, hopefully that will be gone come tomorrow afternoon....we sure could use some sunshine.
To highlight, this evening we can expect a cold front to push through the region. It will bring a chance for severe thunderstorms along with it, mostly in northern Hill Country/Edwards Plateau and North Texas (and Oklahoma). This threat will continue tomorrow for much of East Texas and Louisiana.
In my forecast, I've highlighted towns along and north of the Interstate 10 as highest potential to see thunderstorms tonight as it appears that south of the Interstate, thunderstorms will be much more isolated and likely non-severe. Locations like San Angelo, Brownwood, Brady, Comanche...thunderstorms could be severe overnight, with damaging winds and large hail. Further east, the Interstate 35 Corridor will see this system during the early-morning hours tomorrow, and thus they are not highlighted in my forecast for today. However, the strongest chance for severe thunderstorms to this area will be north of Austin tomorrow morning, although much of the central and eastern half of Texas is under the gun, even if just marginally. Later tomorrow, the Gulf Coast (by Houston) will see the strongest potential for severe weather. Over three inches of rain is possible in isolated pockets of stronger thunderstorms.
Other than the thunderstorm threat, we can expect some breezy conditions through the day today and into tomorrow, as over 100 mph winds are pushing this storm aloft. Expect straight-line sustained winds through the region to reach about 20 mph, with gusts in excess of 35 mph. Stay Tuned!
Dan Schreiber is an operational meteorologist, with experience