RADAR CHECK - Showers and thunderstorms are off to the west of the North Texas region this morning...
We will start to see these rain showers progress to the east with time, and rain will still be possible during the morning hours. Our best chance of widespread rain will come during the afternoon hours after 3PM. Luckily, no severe weather is expected today, and rain amounts should stay under 1/2 inch, which is not enough for any flooding concerns.
We are mostly in the mid 60s right now, and that will be our high temperature for today. Once the cold front comes through, most places will stay where they are at or fall a couple of degrees during the afternoon.
The rain clears to mostly sunny skies tomorrow with afternoon highs in the mid 70s. We start the day in the mid to upper 40s, though.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND - Dry air rolls in here by Thursday, which will set up for a pleasant weekend ahead. Highs will be in the mid 70s on Friday and Saturday, warming up to around 80 on Sunday.
NEXT WEEK - A trough sets up to the west, which will allow moisture to advance northward, making for a cloudy and rainy week. Thunderstorms are possible during the latter half of the week, but it remains unknown whether or not we see any significant severe weather. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
ON THIS DATE SEVEN YEARS AGO: The four day “superoutbreak” of tornadoes, which lasted from April 25-28, 2011, would begin. By the evening hours of April 25, 2011, multiple tornadoes had been reported across a few states west of Alabama, some of which caused significant damage in Arkansas. An intense supercell thunderstorm tracked near the Little Rock area and a tornado emergency was declared for the city of Vilonia. A large EF2 wedge tornado struck the town, subsequently causing severe damage and killing four people. A strong EF3 tornado had also struck the Hot Springs Village area earlier that evening; that tornado caused severe damage and resulted in one death. Later that evening, Another EF2 tornado caused extensive damage to both a school building and Little Rock Air Force Base as well. A total of 42 tornadoes and four tornado-related deaths were confirmed on the 25th.