9:45 AM CDT | September 1, 2017
It is quiet across Texas right now which is good for areas trying to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Our next disturbance will push into the area from the north tomorrow. This feature is expected to trigger at least isolated storms late Saturday in Northwest/North Texas. The latest hi-res NAM weather model illustrates what we could more or less see by sunset tomorrow. The environment will support a Strong to Severe Storm, mainly from late afternoon into the evening hours. If we see a stray Severe Storm late tomorrow, it would most likely be along/N of I-20 and west of I-35. Quarter to Half Dollar-size Hail and 60 MPH Winds would be the main concerns. Low storm chances will continue into Sunday across North Central Texas.
Our first taste of “not summer” will arrive Tuesday/Tuesday night as a cold front pushes southward through the state. Scattered showers and storms will accompany the front. Cooler and drier air will work its way into the state Tuesday night and Wednesday..
As for the tropics, we will continue to watch the gulf into next week. An increase in showers and storms are expected in the Gulf of Mexico. A few weather models show an area of low pressure developing, but conditions do not appear all that favorable for tropical development. It will be monitored, but tropical development is not likely at this time. Well to the east, we have Hurricane Irma. This system does not pose an immediate threat to the United States, but we will need to watch it by the mid to late next week as it moves into the Western Atlantic. As always, you can get the latest on the blog and Facebook page!