RADAR CHECK: The weather radar is very quiet across the North Texas region this morning. There is convection near the Houston area with Flash Flood Warnings in effect to the west of Houston. That rain will move north this morning, which will initiate the chance of isolated, mostly afternoon and evening showers and storms for areas to the south of I-20 and to the east of I-35. Otherwise, the sky is mostly sunny with temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s. The high will be just at the 90° mark for most communities; the average high for DFW on June 25 is 93°.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: For those to the southeast of the metroplex, showers to the south and east will eventually thin out with time, but, we will still need to maintain the chance of scattered showers and storms during the afternoon and evening hours. Most of them (not all of them), will come from around 12:00 to 9:00 PM, and the odds of any one spot getting wet is about one in five. No way of knowing exactly where and when the storms form. You just have to keep track of radar trends. Highs will generally be in the 90-93° range.
NEXT WEEK: Not much change in the weather is expected through next week. Partly cloudy, hot, humid with highs in the low to mid 90s. Dewpoints will continue to be in the 70s, so we will have to mention increasing heat indices. Many places will see heat indices in the 100-105° range by Tuesday or Wednesday.
TROPICS: The Atlantic Basin remains very quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected over the weekend.
AFRICAN DUST: The SAL (Saharan Air Layer) has moved up into the Gulf Coast region this morning, and will cover more of North Texas tomorrow and over the weekend. This is dry, dusty air that originated over the African continent a couple of weeks ago, and can make the sky rather hazy. There will some reduction in air quality, but it won’t bother most people. The dust will scatter sunlight, bring potential for vivid sunrises and sunsets. This is not unusual, and it happens just about every summer. The size of this SAL is larger than usual, however.
ON THIS DAY IN 1967: Three, F3 tornadoes crossed the Netherlands on this day. The first tornado touched down at 4:17 PM in Oostmalle. This storm destroyed the church and the center of the village. More than half of the 900 homes in the community were damaged with 135 completely gone. The second tornado touched down near Ulicoten and tracked northward through woodlands area. This storm killed two people at a camping site near Chaam, Netherlands. The third tornado destroyed 50 houses in Tricht, killing five and injuring 32 others.
Look for the next blog update at around noon tomorrow... Enjoy the day!
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