Tropical Depression Gordon made landfall last night at 10:11 PM with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. It is now located near Jackson, Mississippi, with the spiral bands in Alabama at this point. For North Texas, we have a couple of morning showers to the west of the metroplex. They will continue to slowly move to the north/northeast.
But for now, here is the latest information on Gordon...
GORDON NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION - Gordon has weakened to a tropical depression moon this morning with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.
It will continue its trajectory to the northwest, mainly producing heavy rain and gusty winds near its forecast cone. The SPC maintains a marginal risk for severe storms for Central Mississippi and southwest Alabama to mainly address the potential for isolated tornadoes with Gordon.
TOMORROW - Our weather pattern continues to remain unsettled with lots of tropical moisture adverting to the north. Most of the day will be dry, but we will continue to mention the chance of isolated showers and storms during the afternoon. The best chance of any one spot getting wet is in the 30 percent range, and afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND - As Gordon continues to slowly move to the northwest, it gets close to North Texas, and we will experience some more moisture advection, so we will see a greater chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms during the weekend. The best chance of one spot getting wet on Friday and the weekend is 50/50. Highs each day will be in the upper 80s with some sunshine.
NEXT WEEK - There is good indication that a good chunk of the week will stay mostly dry with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs will be in the low 90s. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
TROPIX - Hurricane Florence is a powerful category two with max. sustained winds of 105 mph. It will continue to move to the northwest as a long-track hurricane. It remains to be seen whether or not this impacts the East Coast or kicks out to sea.
There is also another wave off of the African Coast that has a 90% chance of developing into Tropical Storm Helene within the next five days. It is still far away from the US.