Thunderstorms Today 9/27/13
Friday Weather Update
Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
Clear conditions were noted across the area this morning. However, satellite imagery and radars show clouds and rain developing over New Mexico and far West Texas. This afternoon, rain will spread into the remainder of the area as a storm system kicks east across the Plains States. This will drag a cold front into the region and produce a chance of scattered to numerous thunderstorms. Given the amount of instability that is present in the atmosphere, I expect a few of these storms to become strong to severe. Hail and high winds will be the primary severe weather threats. Tornadoes will likely be confined to an area further north into the Texas Panhandle. Look for highs today in the mid 90’s.
As the cold front mentioned above moves through the area on Saturday, expect widespread showers and thunderstorms. Plentiful moisture is in place, so it appears that heavy rain will be possible. Highs will be much cooler over the weekend as the front moves through. Look for highs in the 70’s and lower 80’s on Saturday and Sunday.
The front will move far enough to our east by Sunday to allow rain to end.
Highs will climb back into the 90’s by Tuesday of next week.