5:00 pm – Sunday - February 19th, 2017
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Montague, Jefferson, Stephens, Carter and Love counties until Midnight ...
Most of this evening the line of strong storms will be just west of Interstate 35 ... moving northeast. Up until midnight these Storms will have the potential to becoming marginally severe with Large Hail and High Winds. Because the Line of Storms will be slowly moving east … training storms over the same areas will causing heavy rainfall and localized flooding will a threat.
This is much needed rain and is headed our way beginning this evening into Monday morning . A few of these storms will be strong to severe with large hail, high winds and flooding rains. Monday Presidents Day the rain and storms end by noon. Skies slowly clear from west to east and we warm up ! Tuesday starts a string of Sunny days and a winter heat wave in the 70s to near 80.
Sunday … aside from morning low clouds, patchy fog and mist, it was a rain free day … until late afternoon. Skies went from Cloudy to Mostly Cloudy this afternoon as humidity increased and we warmed to near 71.
Tonight ... winds are increasing from the South-southeast 20-30 mph in advance of the approaching strong upper air disturbance. Around 5:00 pm thunderstorms develop west of Montague & Cooke Counties … heading for Texoma. Overnight ... Showers and Thunderstorms will continue with periods of heavy rain. By morning the strongest storms will be east of Highway 69/75.
Monday, Presidents Day … we start off Stormy with Heavy Rain and localized flooding being our main concern. The Storms will move east of Texoma by noon and winds will turn Southwest 10-15 mph … skies will start to clear from west to east as Dry Slot of sunshine forms ahead of an approaching “Not So” Cold Front. Afternoon Highs will warm near 72.
Overnight into Tuesday … the Front pushes across Texoma and our winds turn North 10-20 mph. With clearing skies and dry air filtering in behind the Front … morning lows will drop to near 48.
Tuesday … despite the North winds 10-15 mph … we still warm up nicely thanks to the Dry Air & Sunny skies. Afternoon Highs will be 15 degrees above normal with Highs near 73.
Overnight into Wednesday … skies will be clear, near calm and mild with morning lows a tad warmer near 50.
Wednesday … our winds turn to the South 10-20 mph. With wall to wall sunshine and dry air … temps will jump into mid 70s with Afternoon Highs near 75.
Overnight into Thursday … South winds continue to blow 10-20 mph keeping temperatures from falling much below 55.
Thursday … Sunny skies continue and South winds increase to 25-35 mph. Because of the dry vegetation, low humidity and high winds Wild Fire Danger will be elevated. Afternoon Highs will be very warm in the upper 70s pushing 80.
Overnight into Friday … our next Cold Front blows into Texoma … dry. Winds will flip to the North 20-30 mph. After a very warm Thursday … Friday morning Lows will be near 54, just behind the Cold Front.
Friday … North winds will blow 20-30 mph all day … helping Cool Dry Air to spread across Texoma. Afternoon temps will struggle to warm up even 10 degrees … with Highs near 64.
Friday night into Saturday … Patchy Frost is likely as winds go calm and temperatures tumble to near 32.
Saturday … with continued Sunny skies and Dry Air we will warm up fast from the 30s to near 60 for an Afternoon High. Winds will be light from the east 10-15 mph.
With Sunday’s Thunderstorms we will need to be Weather Alert for strong to severe Storms with the potential of localized flooding.
News 12 - Your Winter Weather Authority
|Lake Texoma Temp||50|
|Grayson County Airport Observed High||71|
|Grayson County Airport Observed Low||55|
|Rain: Sherman-Denison (KXII-TV)||0.00|
|Ardmore Observed Low||52|
|SunRise||February 19, 2017: 7:06 a.m.|
|SunSet||February 18, 2017: 6:14 p.m.|