Thunderstorms Tonight, Saturday; Dry Sunday
5:00 p.m. Fri 17 April 2015
A line of showers/storms moves through Texoma this evening; locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected, but these will be below severe levels due to a relatively cool air mass in their path.
The upper low centered over New Mexico-Colorado will continue its crawl eastward, keeping Texoma in an unstable environment through Saturday. The low begins to weaken and open into a wave by Saturday night; and rain should end by early Sunday as it passes to our east, and drier westerly winds kick in at the surface.
Saturday storms will have the greatest risk of being severe as a cold pocket aloft associated with the low passes over a warm and humid air mass, creating an unstable environment that favors hail. Coverage will be scattered, but a locally intense storm is possible from mid-afternoon through mid-evening.
Sunday will be a mostly sunny day with a gusty north wind, but still quite warm with highs around 80.
Another system returns rain to the forecast the middle of next week.
Here are the numbers:
Tonight: 80% Rain/Storms….Lows 61-64
Saturday: 40% Thunderstorms …..Highs 77 to 81
Sunday: 20% Rain early, Breezy…..63/81
Monday: Mostly Sunny…..49/73
Tuesday: Partly Cloudy…..47/75
Wednesday: Breezy, 30% Thunderstorms…..55/78
Thursday: Windy, 30% Thunderstorms…..60/83
Friday: Partly Cloudy, Windy…..62/85
News 12 / Weather Authority