The morning rain and clouds helped limit our severe weather threat on Friday, and clearing skies are expected this evening. Low temperatures will range from the low/mid 50s across the I-30 corridor, to the low 60s for much of east Texas and Louisiana.
For Saturday, a warm front will bring mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. There is a very slight chance of rain during the daylight hours, but no heavy rain or strong thunderstorms are expected. Saturday night we will see isolated to scattered thunderstorms develop and move through. Some of these storms during the overnight hours will be capable of large hail and high wind. A marginal risk for strong/severe storms has been forecast by the Storm Prediction Center.
(Saturday severe weather risk):
The severe weather threat will ramp up on Sunday. The warm front will keep humid and unstable air across the region, and afternoon/evening thunderstorms will develop along a warm front to our west. As of now it looks like storms will be capable of a high wind and hail threat through Sunday night. As of now the tornado threat is uncertain, but it can’t be ruled out.
(Sunday severe weather risk):
We may also see brief heavy rainfall with storms Saturday night and again on Sunday. Forecast models are showing some areas receiving 1 to 2 inches of rainfall over the next 72 hours.
(Rainfall accumulation through Sunday night):
The last of the rainfall should end on Monday with drier and eventually cooler conditions taking over for much of next week.