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Laura to Become a Major Hurricane; Warnings Posted Along the Northern Gulf Coast

Hurricane Laura continues to rapidly strengthen and is now forecast to reach Category 4 by this afternoon over the northwest Gulf of Mexico. Laura is expected to produce a life-threatening storm surge, extreme winds, and flash flooding over eastern Texas and Louisiana later today. Hurricane, Storm Surge and Tropical Storm warnings are in effect over far east Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Wed, Aug. 26, 2020 at 4:54:14 am CDT

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Tonight will be warm, with low evening temperatures in the lower to upper 70's. Winds will be 5-10 MPH from the East and Northeast. Skies will be partly cloudy in the western portions of North/Central Texas and the Big Country, with increased cloud coverage for the rest of the region. For the Eastern counties, there is a chance of scattered showers and storms in the late evening into the early morning hours of Wednesday. The main threat for these storms is gusty winds produced by outflow boundaries.
Rain chances return Wednesday through Friday due to the approaching tropical systems. The primary threats will be heavy rain and lightning strikes. Slightly cooler conditions, particularly in the Northeast and far East, are expected Wednesday and Thursday. Hotter temperatures are expected on Friday with highs in the low 90s to near 103. Stay tuned for forecast updates over the next couple of days.
This weekend will be a hot one, with high afternoon temperatures ranging from the lower 90's to lower 100's throughout the region. Heat indices for the weekend range in the lower 100's to upper 100's. Friday and Saturday will be the days with higher temperatures and heat indices. Chances for storms and showers occur each afternoon, with Northern North Texas seeing chances on Saturday afternoon. With these hot temperatures and heat indices, make sure to prepare when going out and about, and remember to look before you lock your car!
Mostly clear skies are anticipated tonight across most of the area. A few mid/upper level clouds may linger west of I-35 and south of I- 20. Overnight lows will fall into the 60s and 70s. West/Southwest winds at 5 to 10 MPH will slowly transition to the northwest through the overnight hours.

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