4:30 PM CDT | April 25, 2019
Hey, everyone! It is a MUCH nicer day across the state today. Most are seeing partly sunny skies right now with seasonable temperatures. I wanted to share the following graphic with you all. It shows the rainfall amounts over the last week. North Central Texas has seen moderate to even excessive rainfall during this period. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has seen at least 2 inches with locally heavier amounts over 6 inches across Collin County (Plano, Wylie, etc). This lead to flash flooding with this last event. I am sure many saw that picture of cars underwater in a Dallas parking garage. Thankfully, the ground will have a brief period to dry out.
Low rain chances return to the area by Saturday evening as a weak frontal boundary pushes into the Red River Valley and Northwest Texas. There is some uncertainty in regards to the cap strength. This is why storm chances for Northwest/North Texas are generally in the 20-30% range at the moment. Any storm that is able to get going could produce large hail and damaging winds; however, the coverage of severe storms appears isolated at this time. To account for this, the Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a marginal risk for severe weather across parts of North Texas on Saturday, mainly during the evening hours. This will be refined as we get closer.
A more significant disturbance will impact the region by Tuesday. This one will offer a greater chance for thunderstorms, some of which could become severe. Rain chances will decrease from west to east Wednesday/Wednesday night. We may see a lull before yet another system impacts the region later in the first week of May.
Nice weather is in store for the rest of today and tomorrow. For that matter, it will be nice for much of the day on Saturday, but we will have that conditional risk for severe by late afternoon or early evening. The timing and risks with each disturbance/front will be refined in the upcoming days. For the latest local weather information for your area, please visit the National Weather Service website. You can also find Texas Storm Watch on Facebook. To help make sure you do not miss any updates, LIKE the Facebook page and join the Facebook group. I always encourage folks to share their storm reports, especially in the group. It helps others know what is going on in other parts of the state, where they may have some friends or family. Pictures of the weather are also appreciated but only when it is safe enough to do so.