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Storm Alarm Clock…Cooler Weather Arrives

June 24th, 2015 at 8:28 am by under Weather

Well last night I woke up as the storms passed through the region.  Unfortunately, that was an hour before my alarm was supposed to go off.  They were a little late, but they covered a good bit of area.   The heavy rain was coming down in buckets.  So I had to drive slow to get to work.  My wipers were on high speed the entire commute.  Even after driving slow.  Here is what the radar looked like early this morning:

Radar Early This Morning

Radar Early This Morning

The rain led to ponding on the roads and some brief street flooding.  Luckily this was before the bulk of the morning commute.  We had some good amounts of rain fall in the rain buckets.  Norfolk had 1.4″.  There was 1.47″ in Virginia Beach and 1″ in Newsport News.

24 Hour Rain Totals

24 Hour Rain Totals

This rain was just south of a cold front.  This front will be responsible for our cool-down today.  It is settling into northeast North Carolina this morning.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

High temperatures will rise to the upper 80s with a few 90s inland.  This is a big drop from yesterday.  Norfolk did tie the record of 99 degrees, and there were some 100s inland.  However, yesterday southwest winds delivered the hot temperatures.  Today winds will be out of the northeast.  They will run at 8-12mph.  The front will stall out near the Albemarle Sound.  So there may be a few showers and storms near there.  By tomorrow the front will try to nudge north a bit. This will create some scattered showers and storms in the afternoon.  Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.  By Friday a lot of moisture will begin to surge back into the region.  This will give us some scattered showers and storms. Highs will be in the low 90s with southerly winds.  This will all be out ahead of a bigger system that will be affecting us over the weekend.  We’ll have a strong upper level low and a pocket of cooler air heading towards us.  So rain is likely Friday night into Saturday.  Saturday could be a washout if the models are correct.  By Saturday night into Sunday a large surface low will form to our northwest.  It will move into the northeast states by Sunday evening.  This should allow some drying to happen here  by Sunday afternoon.  And the temps??? We’ll be in the low-mid 80s from Saturday through Tuesday.  Nice!

In global news…There are some regions of the globe that have had way too much rain, and other regions that have been very dry.  And I’m not talking about deserts and rainforests.  We’ve mentioned California lately, but Alaska hasn’t had much attention.  Apparently they are going through a hot/dry spell.  Part of this is due to a lack of snow from this Winter.  Several wildfires have already started there ahead of the season.  Here is an article with more information: Alaska heat & wildfires.

Also, there has been a recent article about global aquifers, and how many of them are losing water at an alarming rate.  It is tied to new data from NASA.  Here’s the article: Global Aquifers.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Severe Storms Possible After Extreme Heat

June 23rd, 2015 at 6:34 pm by under Weather

We officially TIED the record high temperature of 99° today at the Norfolk Airport. But other locations across Hampton Roads did hit the triple digit mark.

*Note: The Norfolk Airport reading hasn’t updated yet. **

Today's Highs

Today’s Highs

A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for all areas in yellow until 11 PM. That doesn’t mean we won’t see storms across the rest of the Peninsula, the Southside or North Carolina. It just means that there is a better chance for seeing severe storms in this area, because there is more instability and more energy to work with in this area.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11 PM

The main threats with any storm that develops will be the potential for damaging wind gusts in excess of 60mph and hail. Frequent lightning and heavy downpours are also possible. Tonight could be similar to what we saw late Saturday night, so don’t be surprised if the thunder and lightning wakes you up in the middle of the night.

Tonight's Storm Threats

Tonight’s Storm Threats

The storms will move in after sunset, closer to 10-11 PM across our northern areas. This is what our Future Trak computer model has at 11 PM.

Future Trak at 11 PM

Future Trak at 11 PM

Then the storms continue to re-develop along the front and move east/southeast across the metro area and into North Carolina around midnight. Here is the solution our Future Trak computer model has at 2 AM Wednesday.

Future Trak 2 AM

Future Trak 2 AM Wednesday

The front moves through Virginia and ends up across North Carolina Wednesday morning, so we may see a few leftover showers there. We will start off with clouds in the morning, but then we should transition to partly cloudy/mostly sunny conditions by the afternoon. And it’s going to be about 10-12 degrees cooler with less humidity! Highs will be in the upper 80s with heat index values only in the low 90s, a far cry from those triple digit readings we saw today. Who would have thought we would be cheering for highs in the 80s?!?!

Wednesday's Temperature vs. Heat Index

Wednesday’s Temperature vs. Heat Index

Chief Meteorologist Don Slater will be tracking the storms tonight and will have a complete update on WAVY News 10 at 10 on FOX43 and WAVY News 10 at 11.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

 

 

 

 

 


Extreme Heat Then Severe Storms

June 23rd, 2015 at 6:44 am by under Weather

The weather is getting rough around here.  First the extreme heat today, then the chance for severe weather tonight.  Here’s the setup: High pressure sits to our south/southeast.  The cool front that moved into the region yesterday has fallen apart, and now southwest winds are forming.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

These southwest winds will be key to today’s forecast.  They will run at 10-15mph with a few higher gusts.  While the breeze may help a bit with the heat & humidity, it will also be responsible for letting the heat move into the region.  Highs today will be in the upper 90s to low 100′s.  The heat index will rise up between 101-109 degrees.  The heat indices above 105 should be limited to some inland areas.  There is a cold front in the Midwest that will quickly move southeast today.  This will make it to western Virginia/North Carolina by later this afternoon:

Today's Forecast Map

Today’s Forecast Map

By tonight the cold front will approach Hampton Roads. This will create a line of showers and storms that will move through the region. Here is what Future Trak shows for 11pm Tonight:

Future Trak 11pm

Future Trak 11pm

(Note: Update……..I updated the Future Trak model around mid morning, and now it brings the storms in earlier.  Possibly closer to 9:00pm.)

As of this writing there is a slight risk for severe weather in Hampton Roads with an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5) up towards the Northern Neck.  This is put out by the Storm Prediction Center, and may be amended later today.

Severe Weather Risk

Severe Weather Risk

By tomorrow the weather will be cooler. Highs will be in the upper 80s with a northeast breeze.  There may be a leftover shower early along the front, but the rest of the day will be partly cloudy.  We’ll develop a few showers and storms on Thursday with highs in the 80s.  On Friday we’ll see some heat back in the forecast with highs in the low 90s.  The heat index will be back in the upper 90s.  There will be a few scattered thunderstorms.  Now the weekend forecast has wettened up quite a bit.  A pocket of much cooler air and an upper level low will move into the region.  So both Saturday and Sunday have a good chance for rain.  However, the high temperatures will be in the low/mid 80s.  There may even be some highs in the upper 70s for a day.  We’ll see.

In the mean time…Here are some tips to beat the heat today:

1.  Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.  You need to stay hydrated.

2.  If you are working outdoors, then take plenty of breaks and find some shade.

3. Wear light-weight/light-colored clothing. The light colors reflect the sun.  Darker colors absorb the light and turn it into heat. If you have dark hair or black hair like me, then wear a light-colored hat to combat this effect. A wide brimmed had will also keep the sun off your face.

4.  Check on the pets, the young, and the elderly.

5. Make sure pets have plenty of shade and water if you leave them outside.

6. If you have no A.C., then go to a cooling center, the mall, the library, or the beach.

7.  Keep curtains closed.  You want to keep the sun from shining into the home and adding extra heat.

8.  If your A.C. doesn’t work well, then use a fan.  Keep the air moving. It will enhance the evaporation of your body’s sweat (the main cooling mechanism).  Also it will pull your body’s natural heat away from you.

Overall you will be fine.  But if you take the heat for granted, then you can get a heat illness.  Here is a link with more information about what that means, and how to treat it: Heat illnesses. 

Try to stay cool!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Storm Recap, Record Heat Ahead

June 21st, 2015 at 10:38 pm by under Weather

It was a stormy Saturday night! The lightning was intense and the thunder was incredibly loud. The line of storms produced wind damage not only in Hampton Roads, but all across the state.  All of the blue dots indicate wind damage reports. Many of these were reports of downed trees or powerlines and some of the trees were blocking roads. Deanna LeBlanc checked the Dominion Virginia Power website and noticed there were approximately 9,000 people without power across the Southside and Peninsula around 1 AM.

Storm Reports

Last Night’s Storm Reports

All of the rain moved out early this morning, and today has been much quieter. Summer officially began at 12:38 this afternoon and it sure felt like summer today with highs in the 90s. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! I hope you enjoyed your special day, despite the heat and humidity.

Showers and storms developed across the western half of the state earlier this afternoon and have been moving east/southeast this evening. Most of the activity has been weakening, so if we see anything, it would just be a few light rain showers overnight.

Get ready for more heat and humidity this week! Highs on Monday will be in the mid 90s with heat index values in the 100s again! Winds will be light and turn more out of the east tomorrow afternoon. That should allow for a sea-breeze to develop. An isolated storm may develop along this boundary across our coastal areas. So if you plan on going to the beach tomorrow, just watch out for a pop-up storm during the afternoon. Any storm activity should be very isolated. You can always download our WAVY Weather app, so you can have access to radar on the go!

Future Trak at 5 PM Monday

Future Trak at 5 PM Monday

Record heat is likely on Tuesday and it could also be the hottest day of the summer/year so far. The record to beat is 99° set back in 1988. I’m forecasting highs around 100° and I think some inland spots could be hotter than that. Heat indices could be up around 110°.

Temperature vs. Heat Index

Temperature vs. Heat Index

Storm chances will be going up Tuesday night out ahead of a weak cold front, so Wednesday won’t be AS HOT with highs in the upper 80s. Remember that this is dangerous heat! It is best to stay inside an air-conditioned home or building, but I know a lot of folks can’t do that because they work outside. Here are some heat safety tips.

Heat Safety Tips

Heat Safety Tips

I will have a complete update coming up on WAVY News 10 at 11. See ya then!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

 

 

 


Stormy Saturday Night

June 20th, 2015 at 10:08 pm by under Weather

I have been tracking a line of severe storms that started across the western half of the state earlier this afternoon These storms are finally getting closer to Hampton Roads and should be moving through between 10 PM -1 AM. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the entire region until 11 PM. I wouldn’t be surprised if the watch was extended an hour or so.

Severe Storm Watch

Severe Storm Watch

This line of storms has history of producing hail and wind damage. There have been multiple reports of trees and power-lines down from Richmond and points west.

Storm Reports

Storm Reports

Damaging wind gusts in excess of 60mph will be the main threat tonight as the storms move through the region. Quarter size hail and heavy downpours will also be possible. Tornado threat is low, but not zero. There have been tornado warnings in northern Virginia and in Maryland. Sometimes you can get quick spin-ups with a line of storms.

Our Future Trak computer model is doing a good job of showing where the storms are right now, so expect the line of storms to move into our westernmost counties around 11 PM.

Future Trak at 11 PM

Future Trak at 11 PM

These storms will move east/northeast across the Southside and North Carolina closer to midnight.

Future Trak at 12 AM

Future Trak at 12 AM

After the initial line moves through, we may see more showers and storms develop behind it around 2-3 AM. These should be much weaker storms though.

Future Trak at 3 AM Sunday

Future Trak at 3 AM Sunday

All the rain will come to an end before sunrise tomorrow. Then it’s back to the heat and humidity for Father’s Day. Highs in the mid 90s and heat index values in the triple digits. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there and remember to stay safe in the heat! Latest forecast is coming up on WAVY News 10 at 11.

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

 

 


Hot Weather.. Hotter Jambalaya

June 20th, 2015 at 8:43 am by under Weather

Another morning in the bayou!  I know we are not actually in a bayou, but it’s very warm and muggy out there and the smell of jambalaya will fill the air at Town Point Park today!  How ’bout we start with a crawfish omlette??

If you’re heading to the Bayou Boogaloo or MOCA’s Boardwalk Art Show at the Oceanfront, it’ll feel a little more refreshing along the coastline with an onshore breeze developing.  It’ll be hot outside, but the gumbo will be even hotter!

Bayou Boogaloo

Bayou Boogaloo

MOCA's Boardwalk Art Show

MOCA’s Boardwalk Art Show

We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds across Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina today.  Temperatures will top out in the low-90s with heat indices near 100°.  Isolated showers and thunderstorms will develop after 3 PM.  Don’t let these thundershowers keep you from your outdoor plans – just keep an eye on the radar and if you hear thunder, go indoors!

Future Trak Forecast - 9 PM

Future Trak Forecast – 9 PM

This evening, we’ll tap into the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill.  That moisture will fuel the development for more showers and thunderstorms.  There is a slight chance that we could see some strong to severe storms.  The severe thunderstorm threat extends from the Delmarva Peninsula through the Albemarle Sound.

Severe Storm Threat - Today

Severe Storm Threat – Today

IF we see any severe storms develop, the primary threats will be strong winds, hail, heavy downpours, and frequent lightning.  I can’t rule out an isolated tornado, however, a tornado is more likely north and west of the Metro.

Speaking of tornadoes..

The National Weather Service’s storm surveyors were out Friday morning, surveying damage from some severe storms we had Thursday night.  They confirmed that 3 EF-0 tornadoes touched down north of the Metro – 2 in Richmond Co. and 1 in Lancaster Co.  The NWS in Wakefield has posted all of the information on those tornadoes, just click here!

Expect some scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight into early Sunday morning..and by early, I mean before 8 AM.

Future Trak Forecast - 7 AM Sunday

Future Trak Forecast – 7 AM Sunday

The rest of Father’s Day will be nice and dry!  (Sweaty, but dry!)  We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds once again tomorrow with highs in the mid-90s.  With highs in the 90s and dewpoints in the 70s, it’ll feel more like it’s in the low to mid-100s!

It’ll be quite hot and humid through the start of the week:

Temperature vs. Heat Index

Temperature vs. Heat Index

Temperatures will be in the mid to upper-90s through Tuesday with heat indices ranging from the low to upper-100s.  Remember to take care of yourself on these hot days – drink plenty of water, wear loose, light-colored clothes, spend time in air-conditioned areas, and check on your pets and the elderly!

Now..  about those crawfish..

-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor


Storms Last Night. Tricky Weekend Forecast!

June 19th, 2015 at 8:32 am by under Weather

Last night some folks awoke to the sound of  severe thunderstorms in the region.  The weather was quiet yesterday up through the early evening.  However, after 9pm strong storms rolled over the Northern Neck and Eastern Shore.  There were numerous reports of severe weather.  Here is a map with those reports:

24 Hr. Storm Reports

24 Hr. Storm Reports

Most of the reports were wind damage.  However, there was one preliminary report of a tornado (red dot).  Super Doppler 10 radar showed a pretty distinct hook echo around 10pm up in that area.  Meteorologist Don Slater captured the image:

Hook Echo On Radar

Hook Echo On Radar

There were tornado warnings issued.  Today the National Weather Service will go out and investigate this area and the one on the Eastern Shore to determine whether or not there was a tornado.  Since then things have quieted down.  We’ll see a pretty quiet day as high pressure looms to our south.  A warm front has lifted well to our northeast.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

We will be hot and humid today with highs in the low/mid 90s.  The heat index will be in the mid-upper 90s.  There will be a west/northwest breeze which may help to dry us out (a tad) this afternoon.  Don’t get me wrong…it will still be humid.  But the breeze may drop the dew points from the low 70s to the upper 60s for a bit.  Isolated showers and storms may pop-up, but the chance for rain is low during the day (20%).  The breeze will be WNW at 10mph.   The cold front over Pennsylvania will work its way towards our region by tomorrow.  This will increase the rain chances a bit (40%), and it will lower the temps a bit too.  Highs will be in the 80s with an east/southeast breeze.

I haven’t mentioned tropical depression Bill yet, but that will play a part in our forecast for Saturday night into Sunday morning.  This morning it was still spinning over southern Missouri.  It only had sustained winds of 20mph.  However, there was a large area of heavy rain showers over that entire region:

Satellite/Radar (Bill)

Satellite/Radar (Bill)

The system is moving to the east northeast, but it is starting to wrap in some cooler drier air.  This will likely lose its tropical characteristics later today.  However, the moisture will likely keep moving east.  Also, the system has created an upper level disturbance that will keep moving east.  Both of these features are forecast to move over our region Saturday night into Sunday morning.  So I believe we’ll see a higher chance for rain at that time.  These features look to push offshore by Sunday afternoon.  So we’ll see some drying at that point.  However, the heat will build back in behind it.  Highs will be in the low/mid 90s again.  The models are in fair agreement about the timing of this, but not in good agreement yet.  So check back for updates if you have an outdoor event.  Have a good weekend and Happy Father’s Day to the dads out there!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Heat Is Back…Bill Weakens Further!

June 18th, 2015 at 8:16 am by under Weather

Yesterday evening was nice.  Yesterday was nice.  It was still a little warm, but it felt great with highs in the 80s and the northeast breeze.  The humidity wasn’t too bad either.  However, last night a warm front moved up from the south and created some scattered showers and storms.

Early Morning Showers

Early Morning Showers

This warm front will lift north of the region today.  We’ll see the heat and humidity return behind it.

Warm Front Lifts North

Warm Front Lifts North

It won’t be like a couple of days ago, but it will be hotter than yesterday.  Highs will be in the low 90s.  Dew points will be back to the 70s.  So the heat index will be in the mid-upper 90 this afternoon.   Winds will be from the southwest at 5-10.  We’ll see much of the same tomorrow, but there will be a little higher chance for scattered showers and storms in the afternoon.   Over the weekend some of the moisture from Tropical depression Bill will migrate into our region.  It will give us a higher chance for rain showers.  However!!!  The models disagree on the timing for the rain.  Some are higher for chances on Saturday.  Some on Sunday.  Regardless it does not look like a washout.  So stay tuned for updates to the weekend rain chances.  Sigh!!

You may have sensed some frustration in my typing there.  If so, then you are correct.  We are back in the weather pattern of slow-moving and stalling-out fronts.  It has become an almost annual occurrence.  Movements are subtle in these situations, and the forecast can change often.  Some years are better than others.  I will say though that our severe weather season is just about over, and it really wasn’t too bad.  I’ve kept that in mind.

Tropical Depression Bill is still weakening.  Sustained winds were down to 25 mph.  However, the rain has been a far-reaching problem.  Downpours have extended into Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri while the center spins over eastern Oklahoma this morning.

Tropical Depression Bill

Tropical Depression Bill

Again, some of the moisture will move into our region this weekend, but the actual low should fall apart by then. Stay tuned for updates.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


The Heat Breaks…For Now

June 17th, 2015 at 8:37 am by under Weather

Speaking of breaks…Yesterday we broke  one record high and tied another.  Norfolk International Airport hit 98 degrees. This beat the old record of 96 (1991). Elizabeth City hit 97, but that was shy of the record of 98.  Wallops Island tied the record of 94 degrees.  There were even a couple of 100′s.

Highs Yesterday

Highs Yesterday

Today will be better, but it won’t be a cool/crisp day by any means.  The cold front moved through last night and caused some scattered thunderstorms.  In fact, the storms kept me up for a while last night.  So I am a little cranky this morning.  Anyway, the storms are long gone, and the cold front is slowly moving to our south this morning.

Cold Front Moving South

Cold Front Moving South

The winds have finally turned out of the northeast.  They will run at about 8-12mph.  This should help to keep the temperatures down for most locations this afternoon.  We’ll see highs in the mid-upper 80s for most cities.  There will be some low/mid 80s near the shore.  However, we’ll still see some 90s inland.  Also, it will still be fairly humid out.  So it is a cool down, but it will still be a few degrees above average.  The front will stall out to our south later today. Then it will move back north as a warm front tomorrow.   This will cause some scattered showers and storms around/after midnight.  A few of those could continue into early tomorrow morning.  Highs tomorrow will be in the low 90s or near 90.  We’ll stay in the upper 80s to low 90s into the weekend.

Meanwhile tropical depression Bill is moving towards Dallas, TX.  Sustained winds were down to 35mph this morning.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

There is a lot of flooding over parts of eastern Texas.  The rain is heading into eastern Oklahoma.  Heavy rain will continue over these areas despite slow weakening of the system.  It will move into Arkansas and Oklahoma over the next 2 days.  It will become post-tropical at that point.  However, the moisture from the system will keep moving east.  It will move closer to us over the weekend.  Yesterday it looked like it would move in by Saturday giving us a higher chance for rain there.  However, the models seem to slow down the timing a bit.  So we may see scattered showers from late Saturday into Sunday now.  It’s still early to call this though, and the models don’t agree on how much moisture arrives.  So stay tuned for updates.  For now I just have some scattered showers for each day, but not a washout.

Finally, in national news… May was wet for the U.S.  In fact…we broke a record.  It was the wettest May on record over the contiguous U.S. according to a report from NOAA: Wettest May on record. There was some extreme flooding in Texas in May, but it’s interesting since the extreme drought continues in California.  What’s amazing is how the drought in Texas from the last couple of years is completely gone.  Here’s the latest U.S. Drought Monitor:

Current U.S. Drought Monitor

U.S. Drought Monitor

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler


Record Heat & Tropical Storm Bill

June 16th, 2015 at 8:48 am by under Weather

Yesterday was rough.  Today is going to be rougher.  High temps on Tuesday reached the upper 90s in many locations.  Even Norfolk hit 97 degrees.

Highs Yesterday

Highs Yesterday

That actually tied the old record set back in 1885.  Today we will likely be a couple of degrees hotter.  So today we will see some 100′s in the area.  The record high at Norfolk International Airport is 96 degrees for today.  Norfolk will likely get to 99.  Our lovely Bermuda High/heat pump is in full swing.  We will see winds out of the west/southwest today at 8-12mph.  Dew points are in the low/mid 70s.  Skies are clearing a bit this morning, and they will become mostly sunny soon.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

High temperatures this afternoon will be in the upper 90s to around  100 degrees.  Even temps near the shore will be in the 90s today.  It will only be right there next to the water where the cooler temps will lie. If I’m wrong about the winds, then a sea breeze could develop.  Keep that in mind.  Here’s my forecast for some of the local temperatures this afternoon:

Forecast High Temperatures

Forecast High Temperatures

The heat index will be between 100 and 109 degrees.  Williamsburg tends to run a little high, but I bet the heat index there will approach 110 today.  The light breeze out of the west should help a bit, but not much.  Now we may kick off some isolated showers and storms this afternoon.  We had a few rowdy storms on the Northern Neck, Eastern Shore, and Middle Peninsula yesterday evening.  There is a slightly higher chance for rain in those locations (30%). Whereas the chance for rain is only 20% elsewhere.

By tonight the cold front will move down into our region.  We’ll see some scattered showers and storms as the front moves through.   So by tomorrow the front will clear the region,  and it will stall out to our south.  Winds will be northeast at 5-10mph.  This will keep our highs in the mid-upper 80s.  Keep in mind that it will still be humid.  So the heat index will still be in the low 90s in the afternoon.  Better, but not a cool/crisp day by any means.  The front will move back north as a warm front on Thursday.  Highs will be back in the low 90s.  The heat index in the upper 90s.  We’ll basically be in the upper 80s to low 90s into the weekend with some scattered storms possible each day.  I’ll refine the weekend forecast as it gets closer.

In the Gulf of Mexico Tropical Storm Bill is making its way towards the Texas coast.  The winds had increased to 60mph around the mid morning.  It will make landfall just northeast of Corpus Christi.  Then it will move inland and weaken this afternoon.

Tropical Storm Bill

Tropical Storm Bill

The winds may cause some light damage, but the big problem will be the flooding and the rain.  Especially in the Houston Area.  A lot of Texas has had recent flooding over the past couple of months.  Houston had a major flood last month from non-tropical systems.  They have been preparing for this next round of flooding.  The rain has already started pouring in. That region could see over 6 inches of rain.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

The rain will keep moving north towards Dallas, but the system will lose its strength.  Some of the moisture from the system may migrate our way by Friday, but the system will have fallen apart by then.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler