Turning Toasty: Upper 80s to near 90, eyes on the radar Friday

Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 4:37 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2021 at 12:53 PM CDT
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Get ready for a toasty next couple afternoons! After some areas of fog on the morning drive, low cloud cover will give way to at least partly cloudy skies and temperatures making a run at, but probably falling just short of 90 degrees this afternoon. This will likely be the hottest two days of the year so far - so keep the shades handy and don’t be shy about running the AC! We cool down only modestly tonight into the 60s as humidity surges back in overnight, setting the stage for what could be an active day of weather across the eastern half of the state of Texas Friday.

Friday is still worth watching as our next storm system moves across the state. A dryline will setup an area to watch close to the I-35 corridor Friday afternoon, where thunderstorms may form ahead of a cold front expected to move through our area by Friday evening. While all indications are currently that we stay quiet and very warm through Friday afternoon, we will need to watch for some isolated storm development. Any storm that forms will be capable of growing severe quickly, with hail and wind being the main threat, and an isolated tornado not being ruled out. At the moment, that does not look likely for our area. The next, slightly higher storm chance comes with expected development in North Central Texas. Storms will form and move east-southeast, and may clip portions of the Brazos Valley Friday evening. The main threat here would be for strong wind, but hail can’t be ruled out yet. All said: Have your PinPoint Weather App handy, and give it a check as you get off work Friday afternoon for an update on the severe potential for the area. After Friday evening, get ready for a beautiful weekend with highs near 80 and lows in the 50s and 60s.

Thursday: Morning fog. Mostly sunny afternoon. High: 88. Wind: S 5-15 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 67. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for late rain and storms. Isolated strong-to-severe storms. High: 89. Wind: S 10-20 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for rain and an isolated storm. Low: 62. Wind: N 5-15 mph.

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