ANOTHER DRY DAY: Similar to yesterday, today will be another (mostly) dry day for the region. The sky will feature a mix of sun and clouds with a high in the low 90s in most areas.
MORE RAIN MIDWEEK: Clouds will begin to increase across the state tonight into tomorrow morning, and we will subsequently introduce the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. We will continue to mention this pattern through Thursday with a mostly cloudy sky and occasional showers and thunderstorms, especially for our southernmost and easternmost counties in our region. No organized severe weather is expected, and heat levels will drop by a few degrees with highs in the mid to upper 80s.
THE WEEKEND: We will mention unseasonably warm conditions following a tropical low with mostly sunny skies and only a few clouds. Highs will be in the mid 90s this time around, and moisture levels will come down a tad.
NEXT WEEK: Showers and stomrs still remain possible on Monday and Tuesday, but should eventually thin out by midweek. Highs will be in the 90s Monday and Tuesday, and then close to 85 on Wednesday and Thursday. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
2019 HURRICANE SEASON: The first day of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season was June 1st, which will run until November 30th. Long-term averages for the number of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes are 12, 6, and 3, respectively.
The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season names are Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van, and Wendy.
The disturbance in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico has a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm over the next 48 hours before moving into Mexico. One way or another, moisture from this low will move north through the Texas coast into the southeast US over the next 3-5 days, enhancing the rain coverage across South, Central, and East Texas, as well as the adjacent states. The rest of the Atlantic Basin is quiet.