ISOLATED SHOWERS TODAY: The radar is quiet early this morning. With no rain across much of North Texas, temperatures are mostly in the low 50s. The sky will feature more clouds than sun, if any, and isolated showers and storms will develop later in the day. However, this will not be a widespread rain event like Wednesday and severe storms are not expected. Most of the day will be dry. The high this afternoon will be at around 62°, which is twenty degrees below our average high of 82°.
THE WEEKEND: A complex of moderate rain develops out in West Texas and moves through much of North Texas early Saturday morning. Expect rain at times through Saturday morning, ending during the afternoon hours. This will not be a washout, and there will be breaks in the rain due to the scattered nature of the showers and thunderstorms. The sky will turn sunny by the afternoon, and afternoon highs will be in the low 70s.
MOTHERS DAY: The surface front will finally get a southern component of motion, and much of the state should be dry of any showers and storms by that point on Sunday. We will forecast mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s.
NEXT WEEK: Most of the week looks fairly dry, but a few showers for mainly are southern counties are possible Tuesday and Wednesday. We will forecast seasonal averages for most of the week. See the Texas Weather Discussion Video for more details.
ON THIS DAY IN 2010: Oklahoma experiences its worst outbreak of tornadoes since the May 3rd event. Fifty-five tornadoes touched down, two were rated EF-4. Those storms were responsible for killing three people and injuring 81. Both of the tornadoes rated EF-4 struck Norman, Oklahoma, where the Storm Prediction Center and National Weather Service is located. 14 tornadoes also struck the state on May 11-13. The total cost of the storms from May 10th alone was estimated at around $2 billion.