GREY SKY: We are forecasting mostly cloudy skies across North texas today with highs in the upper 60s. But we will see a few showers this evening through Thursday morning as a result of moisture increasing. We will forecast a good supply of sunshine tomorrow.
The SPC has defined a risk of severe weather for areas to the north of the Red River, mainly. Some thunderstorms are possible at times, but no organized severe weather is expected down here. Rain will end by the evening hours tomorrow.
We will forecast partly to mostly sunny conditions for Thursday and Friday with highs in the low 80s on both days.
THE WEEKEND: It looks like we will forecast a high in the 76-80 degree range for Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, we will forecast a mix of sun and clouds with potential for scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. It will not be an all day, continuous rain, however, but there could be some minor street flooding where rain does fall. Some of the rain persists through Sunday afternoon, which will get affected by the daytime heating process. With a shortwave trough approaching, some of the storms could be on the strong side. We will have to keep tabs on severe weather parameters as we get closer to Sunday.
NEXT WEEK: At this point, much of next week looks dry with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 80s.
ON THIS DAY IN 2012: A localized tornado outbreak took place during the late morning/afternoon hours of April 3rd. 2 EF2 tornadoes were confirmed in Arlington and Lancaster/South Dallas, respectively, and an EF3 in Forney. In total there were 22 tornadoes confirmed with $400 million dollars in damage as a result of the outbreak. Thankfully, there were no fatalities. The most photographed tornado of the outbreak was the Lancaster EF2 tornado, which stayed on the ground for almost thirty minutes. Where were you while this happened?