Increasing Storm Chances Tuesday; Harvey A Texas Threat?

3:35 PM CDT | August 21, 2017

This week looks busy for the state. A cool front will push southward on Tuesday, bringing with it a chance for showers and storms. The best chance for storms on Tuesday will be across the Texas Panhandle, Northwest Texas, and Oklahoma. These chances will spread southward Tuesday night and Wednesday. A low Damaging Wind threat will exist during this time, but the majority of storms will not be severe.

Tropical Storm Harvey weakened in the Caribbean on Saturday due to increased wind shear, and the National Hurricane Center declassified it as a tropical cyclone. Since then, the wind shear has weakened,  and the conditions in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico continue to be favorable. It is evident that the remnants of Harvey are picking up steam as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula. With a weakened ridge to its north, it is looking as though the remnants of Harvey could track near or into Texas late this week. It is not certain, but it is a possibility that will be monitored closely over the next several days. You can get the latest on the blog, Facebook, and Google Play!