RADAR CHECK: We do have a few showers across South Texas this afternoon, but they are few and far between, as forecast. Most of the state is dry with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 90s.
Showers will gradually diminish after sunset, and tonight will be mostly fair with lows in the mid 70s.
A weakening MCS will spit out of Oklahoma through the overnight hours, and will eventually make it into at least the Northwest Texas region during the morning. We will introduce the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms through the morning and afternoon before sunset. Some of the more isolated storms may become strong to borderline severe during the peak of the daytime heating process, so the SPC has issued a "marginal" risk (level 1/5) of severe storms for the western parts of the region.
Not everyone will see rain, but, some downpours are possible due to high precipitable water values. Everyone else will be partly sunny through out the day with highs in the low 90s.
THE WEEKEND: Another MCS will develop along the Red River through the late morning, and move southeast through the metroplex as it weakens. Through its weakening trend, scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible during a small window from 11-5PM. The morning will feature partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs in the afternoon will stick to the low 90s. Afternoon showers remain more isolated on Sunday, and highs should continue to be around the low to mid 90s.
NEXT WEEK: With the projected northwest flow in the upper pattern, the pattern will remain unsettled with daily chances of "scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and storms". If you have lived in North Texas long enough, you should know that there is really no way to predict when or where these storms initiate and linger due to the random, scattered nature of the storms; you just have to make sure to keep an eye on the radar if you are slated to participate in any socially-distant outdoor activities.
TROPICS: All is quiet in the Atlantic Basin, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend.
ON THIS DAY IN 1989: Unseasonably hot weather prevailed in the southwestern U.S. In Arizona, afternoon highs of 103 degrees at Winslow, 113 degrees at Tucson, and 115 degrees at Phoenix were records for the date.
Look for the next Texas Weather Blog before noon tomorrow... Enjoy the evening!
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