Severe Thunderstorms Likely Late This Week in the Southern Plains
After several quiet days of limited thunderstorms, the threat for severe weather will return to the nation over the next few days. For Thursday, there is a marginal risk for severe weather in New Mexico and far west Texas. Instability will start to climb in a narrow area ahead of the storm system moving into the region from the Four Corners.
Upper level energy will increase on Friday, bringing a slightly better chance for severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined a slight risk for severe thunderstorms near the Rio Grande in west Texas. A dry line will likely be better organized, aiding in severe weather development.
As the system shifts to the east, humidity levels will begin to climb. A rich feed of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will increase dew points and instability. As a low pressure center and warm front swings through Texas, severe thunderstorms will likely form in the late afternoon and evening on Saturday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels