Thursday Weather Update

Some clouds. Low 66F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

Video Transcript

- Right? We still have the clear skies going on for the most part here in North Texas. This afternoon, a few high thin clouds from time to time, but definitely warming up 81 degrees. In Fort Worth, a Southeast wind at 50 miles an hour. So just as quickly as we got that cold front to swing through and we had the temperatures cool off yesterday, the moisture has been returning. And now we've got temperatures in the upper 70s and low to mid 80s across North Texas. 81 in McKinney. 80 in Denton. 83 in Dallas. Right now we've got temperatures up to 87 degrees in Breckenridge.

- Tonight, the clouds are going to be on the increase. Winds are still breezy out of the Southeast at 10 to 20 miles an hour. And temperatures are going to be mild. Only dropping into the mid 60s tomorrow. We got to talk about some storm potential. Our storm system is still well off to the North. But as it dips South across the central and southern plains, we're going to be dealing with not just a cold front, but a dry line ahead of that cold front as well.

- So here's the setup for tomorrow morning. Cloudy skies are expected. Maybe a little bit of drizzle. I'm not expecting stormy weather for tomorrow morning, but as this dry line starts to move in tomorrow afternoon, what we have to watch for are storms developing along the dry line. Right now, most models are showing a very difficult initialization of storms. And so what that is indicating is a pretty strong cap in place with this dry line. Cap prevents that rising air from really kind of rising and those storms strengthening. So what we're going to be watching for is that 2:00 to 7:00 PM time frame storms developing along the dry line. That's questionable. If those storms did develop, they would be severe though.

- What's not quite as questionable, this cold front swinging through in the evening and some storms firing up along that front. These storms would likely produce some damaging wind and some large hail as well. But it's out of here by about 1:00 o'clock in the morning. We have a beautiful weekend forecast. So tomorrow, just a little bit of cloud cover and maybe some isolated showers in the morning, especially watching that 2:00 to 7:00 PM time frame for those dry line storms. And then we're watching for the storms with that cold front into the overnight hours.

- There is a level 2 and even a little bit of a level 3 risk for most of North Texas. I would say, everyone needs to be weather aware for tomorrow. We'll certainly be keeping an eye on this, especially kind of starting with those dry line storms, potentially, in the afternoon, and then the cold front into the evening. But a beautiful weekend forecast, mid 70s on Saturday, mid 80s on Sunday. Enjoy it, because it starts to get a little rainy and a little stormy as we make our way towards midweek of next weekend.

- OK. Erin, thank you very much.