HOT, HUMID SUMMER WEATHER: The weather looks pretty routine for the holiday weekend across North Texas with hot, humid days, a partly to mostly cloudy sky, and the risk of scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and storms, generally between 12:00 and 9:00PM. Odds of any one spot getting wet is only about 1 in 5 each day. No way of knowing exactly where and when they pop up, due to small scale features that are not foreseeable. But, remember, when thunder roars go indoors... summer storms, as we saw yesterday evening, can be very effective lightning producers.
We project a high today between 95-98°. Then, the high today will stay in the mid 90s for the holiday weekend.
NEXT WEEK: Moisture levels will still stay very high, and a broad upper trough develops over the region. We will maintain the chance of "scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and storms" for the first half of the week, before the showers thin out Thursday and Friday. Highs will stay in the mid 90s.
TROPICS: The Atlantic Basin remains very quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected for the foreseeable future. The peak of the hurricane season comes in August and September.
ON THIS DAY IN 2014: Hurricane Arthur made landfall at 11:15 pm July 3, over Shackleford Banks, between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, at category two strength. It is the earliest hurricane to hit North Carolina in a season since records began in 1851. Widespread power outages were reported throughout coastal eastern North Carolina. Surge flooding up to 4 to 5 feet above normal was observed over the central and northern Outer Banks with portions of NC Highway 12 and U.S. Highway 64 closed in Dare County. The peak wind gust during the storm was 101 mph at Cape Lookout.
We are on a holiday schedule, so no weather discussion tomorrow. But Logan Shipley will post fresh forecast notes on Sunday... Enjoy the weekend!
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