Chris Coleman, ERCOT Senior Meteorologist
Updated Friday, June 5
General Discussion: Cristobal will begin to track northward over the Gulf of Mexico today. It will make landfall as a tropical storm, most likely over Louisiana, between Sunday afternoon and night. Impacts to Texas will be minor, limited to showers and thunderstorms over Far East and Southeast Texas late-Sunday into Monday. Houston will be on the backside of any precipitation associated with this tropical system with no heavy rainfall expected. Otherwise, rain chances are very limited or non-existent for most ERCOT locations over the next week. Hot temperatures will be the main weather story. Most of the state will see high temperatures in the low-to-mid 90s today through the weekend. West Texas will be hotter, with highs between 95 and 100. The heat will increase on Monday with exceptions of cloud and rain impacts mostly over East Texas, associated with Cristobal. Tuesday will be the hottest day for the ERCOT system as a whole. Upper-90s to over 100 degrees for most of the state on Tuesday. Trending a bit less hot – but not below normal – Wednesday through Friday of next week.
Today: A few scattered rain showers over parts of Northwest Texas this morning, but those are diminishing. A few more scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop in the Panhandle this afternoon. Otherwise, the vast majority of the state will be dry today with more sunshine than cloud cover. Highs this afternoon will be similar to slightly hotter than yesterday. Low-to-mid 90s will be common this afternoon for most locations. A bit hotter in West Texas.
This Weekend: 70s for lows and 90s for highs throughout the ERCOT system this weekend. Plenty of sunshine across the state, though Southeast Texas will see some clouds from Cristobal on Sunday, and some scattered showers moving in late-Sunday.