Ahhhh fall in our area (these pictures were taken in Lafayette today). David Schmidt sent me these two pics he took as leaves are now peaking. The third pic shows the beautiful sunset at Wolf Park this evening taken by Monty Sloan. The fourth, also taken Monday evening, shows the sunset in Cass County near Adamsboro.
We are in that spring/severe weather mode that we see before it turns cold for good. Tonight, it is humid, rather tropical & warm. Many areas are holding at 65 degrees even as we approach 11 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday look dry with highs in the lower 80s with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Forecasting 81 (record-84 set in 1963) Wednesday & 82 Thursday (record-80 set in 1963).
Some areas picked up over 0.60″ of rainfall today, but that is long gone. In the broad, juicy tropical flow from the south-southwest tonight & early Wednesday, passing showers/t’storms will remain possible (30% coverage).
Wednesday afternoon looks partly to mostly cloudy, breezy to windy from the south-southwest & warm with those highs of 76-79.
Powerhouse winter-like storm of heavy rain, snow & 5 reports of tornadoes in California will move into the Plains & bring a severe weather event/outbreak Thursday-Thursday night with the leftovers of it moving in here most likely Friday morning. It appears the severe threat will stay just west of us, per current data.
It is unclear how substantial the severe threat may be there, but confidence is high on it staying west of here.