A cold front will be moving through our area today, but the best chances of heavy rain or thunder hold off until later this afternoon and through the evening. The middle part of the day looks to be fairly rain-free, as temperatures rise back into the 70s. After two days in the 80s this will be a cooldown, but actually is typical for this time in May. Average highs for these final days of the month are at about 73° and we'll be very near to that today. Showers and thunderstorms will begin to form and become numerous after 4-5pm, with heavy rain likely in storms. The severe threat looks low, with the best chances further to the south. Showers will continue for a while at night, before ending.
High pressure then returns for this final weekend of May, but it's going to be quite cool for the time of year. Temperatures should be a good ten degrees below average on Saturday, with highs falling to the low and mid 60s. It will at least be mostly sunny. Sunday will see temperatures rise a few more degrees, with plenty of sunshine, but it will come after a chilly start, with readings in the upper 30s early on. And, if you are in one of those favored areas for frost, you may want to cover up any sensitive plants Saturday night. The winds should be enough (about 5-10 miles per hour) to prevent widespread frost, but especially north, if you want to be safe, it will be a good idea to take some precautions.
June is just around the corner now and the weather looks to warm up with the arrival of the new month. The dry weather will also continue, making for some nice recreational weather. Highs will climb back to or just above 70 on Monday, and by Wednesday we have a shot to get back into the 80s. At this point, the next chance of rain and storms holds off until at least Thursday.
- The National Weather Service says there's a slight chance for severe weather along the Texas-New Mexico border and rainfall over the Memorial Day weekend will likely cause flash flooding across the southern Plains.
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