WINDY AND COLD - A very tight pressure gradient in wake of a cold front brought windy conditions to North Texas yesterday with many places seeing gusts of up to 30-35 mph in some spots. These winds ushered in cooler air last night, and will make it feel like the 20s in most spots this morning; despite mostly sunny skies today, temperatures will struggle to get out of the 40s this afternoon as a result of a 10-15mph northerly wind.
TOMORROW THROUGH THURSDAY - We will see conditions slowly get milder each day with the winds eventually subsiding. Morning lows will be in the low 30 - mid 40 degree range, slowly getting warmer each day. Look for a full supply of sunshine throughout the week with highs in the mid 50s on Tuesday, followed by low 60s on Wednesday, and a high closer to 70° on Thursday.
STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE FRIDAY - A vigorous storm system will bring strong to severe storms to the Ark-La-Tex region Friday. A deep surface low will be located near the Panhandle, and moist, unstable air will surge to the north from the Gulf of Mexico. Parameters suggest that severe storms will be possible across the region, but it is still too early to determine the exact placement, timing, and the magnitude of the severe threat. Rain amounts Friday of one inch or greater is possible, and most will see a high in the low 70s.
THE WEEKEND - With the exception of a few rain showers at times, Saturday and Sunday look mostly dry with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs will be in the low 60s both days.
NEXT WEEK - Colder air will invade the South with the progression of a very deep trough near the Rockies on Monday (see my graphic on Twitter for more details). Colder, chilly weather will be in store for at least early next week... See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
BIG NOVEMBER BLIZZARD - Blizzard conditions brought travel to a halt from Central Kansas to Chicago yesterday. The snow total in Kansas City was 5/8", which is a record for that day, and the second snowiest November day on record. Winds gusted to 55mph at the Kansas City International Airport during the blizzard.