04/07 – Brantly’s “Cloudy” Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

Cloudy skies will continue through the afternoon with a chance for showers and thunderstorms through the early evening hours. Temperatures today and Wednesday will remain well above-normal. One thing worthy of noting is with the surge in moisture along with continued above-normal temperatures, heat indices will peak in the lower to mid-90s, especially for areas away from the rain.

Beyond mid-week into late week and into the weekend is where things get interesting. One thing to watch will be a very strong cold front diving southeast across the central Plains/Midwest later Wednesday/early Thursday. Models solutions agree that the front will pass the area midday Thursday. Another piece of energy will move across the Gulf coast during the afternoon/evening and night time hours Thursday. This will also need to be closely monitored, as model guidance supports t-storms/heavy rain setting up somewhere across our region – more likely areas north of I-10/12.

This system should quickly exit, and then we have to deal with the upper-low out west, as it steadily opens up to more of a short-wave across central and eastern Texas by late Saturday and help deliver yet another round of showers and storms come Saturday through early Sunday. Once again, a stationary front/possible warm front will serve as a focus for heavy rain/thunderstorms generally across the same areas along and north of I-10.

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