*no Texas Weather Discussion Video today*
AVERAGE MORNING - It is an average August morning here in North Texas with temperatures in the upper 70s/80 in the urban core with mid 70s elsewhere, right at seasonal averages in terms of lows for this time of the year. The radar is actually clear this morning, and once again we will see mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 90s, right at seasonal averages.
THE WEEKEND - Not much change. We continue to stay right or a little above seasonal averages through the weekend with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 90s with morning lows in the upper 70s again.
NEXT WEEK - Look for hot days during the early part of next week mostly sunny skies with highs at or near the triple digits. The global models indicate the potential progression of a surface front through our area during the latter half of next week. If it stalls, we would have decent chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms everyday through next weekend. It would also mean that we would go back to average temperatures after Tuesday/Wednesday. But as I say with nearly every situation like this, we'll believe it when we see it.
However, the Climate Prediction Center says there is a forty-percent chance of seeing above average rainfall totals from August 8 through 12. They also follow through with that in their 8-14 day outlook. Rain chances are starting to become more frequent as we head into our last full month of summer.
TROPIX - The Atlantic Basin continues to remain very quiet, with no tropical cyclone development expected within the next five days.