SUN SUN SUN - The sky is mostly clear across North Texas and much of the eastern US this morning. Temperatures are in the upper 50s to low 60s this afternoon. Today will be mostly clear and windy once again with temperatures in the middle to upper 70s. Tonight will be clear again with overnight lows in the low 60s.
Clouds will increase Friday morning, then we start mentioning the chance of isolated showers and a couple of storms by the afternoon, persisting through Saturday morning. This will not be an all day rain event, just some rain and lightning at times. Very light rain amounts is expected, and afternoon highs will be in the upper 70s.
THE WEEKEND - A well advertised cold front moves through the region early Saturday morning, which will keep us in the low 60s with clouds for much of the day. Once the front moves through during the overnight hours, expect some clearing by Sunday with a transition to sunny skies by that time. A high pressure in the Central Plains will push some cold air into the state, and we should stay in the middle 50s as a result.
NEXT WEEK - The first couple of days of April look dry with highs mostly in the 60s and 70s before we introduce the chance of a few showers by the latter half of the week. Highs will still stay in the 70s for much of the week. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
ON THIS DAY IN 2007: A classic Plains tornado outbreak occurred over the High Plains from South Dakota all the way to central Texas and the Texas Panhandle where most of the tornadoes occurred. This tornado outbreak produced 80 tornadoes, including 3 EF3 tornadoes over the Texas Panhandle. One person was killed in the Hemphill county storm, when they were in a trailer when the tornado came through. The two trailers were blown 30-40 yards away, killing a person inside of the trailer. Several other tornadoes were confirmed in South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma.