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It'll be warmer today as mostly sunny skies (except across East Texas) with highs in the upper 60s and 70s. Winds will be light and northerly, except across the Big Country where winds may become southerly late in the day.
Low rain chances return to the forecast late tonight into Friday morning. Most areas will likely remain dry, but there could be a few showers or sprinkles across parts of the area. Overnight low temperatures will fall into the 40s and 50s.
3 years ago today, on April 26th, 2015, 15 tornadoes occurred across parts of the region, from Comanche to Johnson to Hillsboro Counties. One supercell produced 8 tornadoes near Rio Vista over the span of 2-3 hours, in addition to large hail and significant flash flooding. Very large hail also fell near the town of Dublin in southwestern Erath county.

 
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Waco Climate Overview

One of the major cities of Texas, Waco is located in the rich agricultural region of the Brazos River Valley in Central Texas. The city lies on the edge of the gently rolling Blackland Prairies. To the west lies the rolling to hilly Grand Prairie. Waco is a commercial hub with an economy based on industry, education and agriculture. Baylor University, founded in 1845, is located here. Regional agriculture includes chiefly cattle, poultry, sorghum, cotton and corn. Soils are black waxy, loam and sandy types. Lake Waco, a reservoir of 7,260 surface acres, lies within the Waco city limits, with the north shoreline approximately 0.8 mile south of the airport.

The climate of Waco is humid subtropical with hot summers. It is a continental type climate characterized by extreme variations in temperature. Tropical maritime air masses predominate throughout the late spring, summer and early fall months, while Polar air masses frequent the area in winter. In an average year, April and May are the wettest months, while the July-August period is the driest. Most warm season rainfall occurs from thunderstorm activity. Consequently, considerable spatial variation in amounts occur. Winters are mild. Cold fronts moving down from the High Plains often are accompanied by strong, gusty, northerly winds and sharp drops in temperature. Cold spells are of short duration, rarely lasting longer than 2 or 3 days before a rapid warming occurs. Winter precipitation is closely associated with frontal activity, and may fall as rain, freezing rain, sleet or snow. During most years, snowfall is of little or no consequence.

Daytime temperatures are hot in summer, particularly in July and August. The highest temperatures are associated with fair skies, light winds, and comparatively low humidities. There is little variety in the day-to-day weather during July and August. Air conditioning is recommended for maximum comfort indoors or while traveling. The spring and fall seasons are very pleasant at Waco. Temperatures are comfortable. Cloudiness and showers are more frequent in the spring than in the fall. The average first occurrence of 32°F is late November and the average last occurrence is in mid March.