RADAR CHECK - Heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to the east of I-35 with the heavier storms generating lots of frequent lightning accompanied by heavy rainfall. These storms will slowly fade during the evening hours.
An outflow boundary is also moving ahead of the complex, which is causing a shot of cool air in some parts of the area. Points to the north of the metro are in the low 70s due to rain-cooled air.
We get a break from the rain this afternoon with sunshine breaking out at times. More development is possible overnight as a complex of weakening severe storms will likely move into the region past 10:00p. By that time, the main threat will be hail and gusty winds at times.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND - Nothing worth noting in the Texas weather department other than mostly skies and afternoon highs in the mid 90s. We will begin the process of a big warm up and summer time heat.
NEXT WEEK - Get ready for a big warm up in temperatures this week as an upper high builds over the south-central part of the country. This will lead to the hottest temperatures so far this year, which will include some triple-digit heat. The earliest triple-digit day for DFW could be Wednesday, May 30, pretty close to the record high of 102 set back in 1985.
TROPICAL UPDATE - The NHC named Subtropical Alberto earlier this morning, and is expected to officially become a tropical storm within the next 24 hours. This will not be a storm that will affect Texas.
This system will most likely remain a minimal tropical storm and will not become a hurricane. The main threat from this system will be heavy rain, not wind.
The National Weather Service in Mobile has already posted Flash Flood Watches for parts of the coastal cities and towns, a coastal flood watch as well as a high surf advisory for adjacent areas, calling for about 6 to 12 inches in rain totals.
As always, keep in touch with the website for more information regarding the tropical storm threat for the coastal states in the Gulf.
See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.