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Critical Fire Weather Conditions Persist in California; Becoming Unsettled over the Rockies & Gulf Coast

Dry and gusty winds will continue to result in elevated to critical fire weather conditions across portions of California through Sunday. Elsewhere, a more active pattern will return to the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies with areas of rain & snow, while showers and storms develop over the lower Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sat, Dec. 16, 2017 at 10:55:18 am CST

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Clouds and rain chances will both increase through the day as a low pressure system approaches from the southwest . Some isolated thunderstorms will be possible across the southern portions of the region this afternoon. High temperatures will range from the lower 50s to around 60.
Rain chances return this afternoon/night for North and Central TX. Showers are expected develop across Central TX early this afternoon and will expand northward late this evening/night before shifting to the east during the overnight hours. Isolated storms with a few lightning strikes possible. Overnight lows will stay in the low to mid 40s.
After quiet weather on Sunday, another disturbance will move across the region, bringing chances of rain and isolated thunderstorms back to North and Central Texas.
Maybe you've heard a rumor about wintry weather before Christmas? It's true, some of the forecast data does suggest a weather pattern favorable for winter weather. However, this potential event is so far out (beyond 7 days in fact), that a great deal of uncertainty exists, and as a result, we cannot definitively pin down what the weather pattern will look like. We know that arctic air is likely to surge through the region late Thursday and into Friday. We do NOT know whether precipitation will be able to develop in the cold airmass, as this will depend on the position of upper-level features which are being poorly modeled at this time. The two main scenarios are either for a mainly dry and cold forecast, or one with impacts from freezing rain, sleet, and snow across the region. Keep checking back for updates as the potential impacts from this next system become more certain.
Another cold front will move into the region this evening and overnight. This front will result in a north wind shift, but gusty winds are not expected until Thursday. Low temperatures tonight and Thursday morning will be in the 30s for most locations.

 
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