Radar Check - Some of the thunderstorms that were in the Texas Panhandle yesterday evening are now in parts of North Texas this morning, bringing potentially heavy rainfall in some spots, and some lightning.
These storms are not severe and may affect the morning commute for those heading to work and school. Moving to the northeast, this is expected to taper off by late morning.
Despite all of the rainfall and clouds, it will still be hot and humid out there, with highs in the middle to upper 90s. The rain should clear by the afternoon to evening hours.
Mid-Week/First Days of School - Not much change. Conditions are expected to be hot and humid with highs in the upper 90s nearing 100-degrees. There is a chance that we could see another chance of an isolated shower or two by Wednesday or Thursday as a surface low is northeast of here and a cold front pushes to the west.
The Weekend - We still stick with the typical, summer forecast with bright and sunny skies with highs nearing 100-degrees. The latest NDFD tried to have DFW 97 all week, but I think some days will be slightly cooler and hotter than that. Saturday might be another look at a shower or thunderstorm, but mostly all locations will stay dry this weekend.
SOLAR ECLIPSE DAY - I purposefully stalled to put this here due to the fact that there is really no skill trying to predict the weather past ten days. It will be very sunny with highs nearing 100 degrees again. With mostly sunny and hot conditions, the solar eclipse should be visible for most of the DFW area.
See the Texas Weather Outlook for more information.
Tropical Storm Gert Forms in the Atlantic - After watching this system for several days fighting dry air and shear, this finally formed to Tropical Storm Gert, and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Wednesday evening. This should not have any impacts on the U.S., as it is expected to recurve back into the Atlantic.
There is another disturbance near the Cabo Verde Islands, that is in the process of organizing itself. Nothing is expected for the next 48 hours, but there is a 50/50 chance that a tropical storm will develop as it tracks near Puerto Rico.
Have a great day.