RADAR CHECK: We have very light drizzle encompassing much of the Metroplex and the region this morning. We also have some pretty thick fog out so please exercise caution as you are traveling to work and school this morning. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for all of the North-Central Texas area until this afternoon.
Aside from that, temperatures are currently in the mid 60s this morning, which is pretty normal for early May. We will not warm much this afternoon; we will only reach the low 70s today with more clouds than sun.
Off to our surrounding friends, showers and thunderstorms are possible over South and East Texas by the afternoon, and we will mention a chance of a few showers by tonight. The SPC has areas to the south and east of the I-35 corridor in a "marginal risk" (1/5) of severe storms.
Luckily, dynamic support will lift to the north of the state, and the overall severe risk is low. Some of the strongest storms could produce gusty winds and small hail this evening, but there is no tornado threat.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: A surface front becomes stationary across the state, setting the stage for another unsettled weather pattern for the next 36 hours or more. We will have the chance of widespread scattered showers and thunderstorms anywhere from 7AM Friday morning through 7 PM Saturday evening. The sky will feature more clouds than sun, and we do not expect any severe weather.
There are many outdoor events going on around this time of the year, especially tomorrow with many schools having their field days around this time of the year. There is no exact start and stop times for every single storm with a pattern like this. There will, of course, be breaks in the rain, but just be ready for it to rain at anytime during that timeframe, as they can come at any time. The highest coverage of rain will come Friday night through Saturday morning.
Rain amounts between tomorrow morning and Saturday afternoon will be in the 1-3 inch range for North Texas with higher amounts the further south you go. The high Friday will be in the upper 60s, followed by low 70s on Saturday, and mid 70s on Sunday.
NEXT WEEK: With the front clearing, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday look dry for much of the state with sunshine and highs in the low 80s. A little shortwave will bring a round of showers on Wednesday before seeing drier air Thursday and Friday. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
ON THIS DAY IN 2003: This was day two of a consecutive three day outbreak of strong to violent tornadoes in Oklahoma. A violent F4 tornado affected Moore, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, and Choctaw and took a very similar path to the May 3rd, 1999 tornado. Despite 130 injuries, no one died from this tornado.