Thursday, May 27, 2010

Looking Towards Memorial Day

Well some much needed rain hit arts of East Texas yesterday but will this rain ruin your Holiday Weekend plans? Today we will see hot and humid conditions again today but, not quite as humid as yesterday. This will keep the overall coverage of thunderstorms less from what we saw yesterday. A few places could receive some much needed rain but it looks like the chances of rain where you live today are less than 20 percent. Any storm that forms today could produce small hail and strong gusty winds although we are not anticipating much in the way of severe weather.

Tomorrow a ridge of high pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere will begin to build back into East Texas. This will cause the air to sink across most of the area eliminating the threat of afternoon storms. The one exception to this will be across our far southern counties where from Crockett to Lufkin to Hemphill we could see an isolated storm tomorrow afternoon.

This ridge will of high pressure will stick around through Sunday keeping most of East Texas dry and warm. Some slightly drier air will mix down during the afternoon hours so the heat index will not be quite as hot as we have seen this week. This should also allow for nighttime temperatures to dip down into the middle to upper 60s.

As we head towards Memorial Day, it looks as though most of East Texas will continue to remain dry. The ridge of high pressure will begin to break down just a bit so we can’t rule out a pop up storm developing but I wouldn’t cancel those outdoor barbeques just yet. You can always see the weather where you live by clicking out interactive radar to help you with your outdoor plans.

Stay safe and everyone have a great Memorial Day Holiday, and remember why we celebrate.

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