Isolated ‘Peak Heating’ Storms Possible, Upper 90s Through Wednesday

Dan Brounoff
July 08, 2019 - 7:58 am

A Quick 'Tropical' update:

Low pressure currently over Atlanta, Georgia will dive south into the NE Gulf of Mexico tomorrow. As this system moves into the Gulf, there is a good chance of tropical formation in the next 48 hours. Upper level wind is east to west in the northern Gulf. These winds will guide this area of moisture west and possibly towards TX or LA by this weekend.

In other news:

Scattered storms 60 miles west of Fort Worth and Denton this morning are drifting ENE. Some of theses will move into Wise, Parker and Montague counties over the next few hours. Also, a boundary currently stretches from East of Denton to DFW airport to Arlington. I can see cumulus towers looking east form Dallas right now. these are struggling to break the morning inversion (CAP).

There is a slight chance for these to build high enough to produce some rain mainly east of a Denton to Fort Worth line, but chances are not that great. A different story later this afternoon. Isolated (non-severe) producing storms are possible, mainly NW of a Sulphur Springs to Dallas to Cleburne line. Most of you will stay dry. All storms will wane after sunset.

Heat and humidity will continue to be our main story this week, with the hottest temperatures of the season possible tomorrow and especially Wednesday, as we MAY officially hit 100 degree for the first time in 2019.

Another slight chance of storms are possible early Thursday morning (predawn), as a weak cool front moves glides through from north to south.

Thursday through Saturday will be hot and humid with lot's of sweating going on.

  • Isolated ‘peak heating’ storms today.
  • Upper 90s through Wednesday. Heat index values 105-109.
  • Cool front brings some storms late Wed. into early Thursday.
  • Drying out through Saturday.
  • Watching tropics Sunday and Monday.
  • Yest Rain: 0.00”; July Rain: 0.07”; Deficit: 0.57”

Yesterday: High: 97; Low: 75; 2019 Rain: 23.98”; Surplus: 3.30”  
Normals: High: 95; Low: 75 - Record high: 107 (1956); Low: 62 (1952)

Today: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. Isolated late day storms.  High: Upper 90s. Heat index: 103-106. Wind: South 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Muggy. Low: Upper 70s. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow and Wed.: Sunny, hot and humid. High: Upper 90s.  Heat index: 103-106. Wind: South 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Chance of early morning storms, becoming partly cloudy. Cooler. High: Low 90s.
Friday: Mostly sunny, hot and humid. High: Mid 90s.
Saturday: Increasing clouds. Hot and humid. High: Mid 90s.
Sunday: Watching the Gulf of Mexico. TWO possible scenarios: A) sunny and hot; B) Heavy rain and breezy.