RADAR CHECK - Isolated thunderstorms are occurring over West Texas, just to the north of Abilene... The rest of the NTX region is dry with a partly sunny sky. Temperatures are in the low 80s to the southeast where the sun is out; DFW remains in the mid 70s due to clouds. Rain and thunderstorms will increase over Oklahoma this evening, and there will be a chance of showers overnight. A few heavier thunderstorms are likely outside of the metroplex, where the SPC continues a low end, "marginal risk" (level 1 of 5) of severe storms. However, there will not be any severe weather issues tonight for most of the region.
The best chance of rain over the eastern half of the state will come during the pre-dawn hours tomorrow. The day will be noticeably cooler tomorrow with highs in the upper 60s in the metroplex.
THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND - Most of Thursday afternoon remains dry with highs in the upper 60s and a partly sunny sky. Then, multiple waves of isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. As a result, we will forecast a mostly cloudy Friday sky with highs only reaching the mid 60s. We will mention another 1 in 5 chance of showers Saturday morning as another weak disturbance moves through. Most of the metroplex will be dry over the weekend... The sky will feature more clouds than sun on both days with highs between 60 and 65 degrees.
NEXT WEEK - The weather remains quiet; generally dry with temperatures around seasonal averages. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
ON THIS DAY IN 1987 - Wind gusts up to 98 mph in northern Texas were caused by thunderstorms. At the Killeen Airport, storms caused $1 million in damage. Two planes were destroyed and ten others damaged.