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From Storm Search 7, Chief Meteorologist Corbin Fogg

Normal High: 76 Normal Low: 47

Thursday Night – Increased clouds and colder weather

Low: 49

Wind: northeasterly 10-20

Friday – Partly cloudy morning; PM isolated T-storms

High: 75

Wind: easterly 10-20

Friday Night – Cold front approaching; Some rain showers in the east

Low: 50

Wind: 5-15 m/day

Saturday – Partly cloudy; Scattered thunderstorms

High: 66

Wind: northeasterly 5-15

Extended Forecast – More conditional thunderstorms are expected on Friday. Storm chances will depend on how quickly the early morning cloud cover burns off. Models are mostly slow to move clouds out of the Texas area. If that happens and temperatures stay below 80 degrees, it is unlikely that there will be thunderstorms in the area. There are a few models that let us out before noon and allow temperatures to rise into the low 80s on Friday afternoon. If this happens, the chances of thunderstorms will be much better in the evening hours along and east of the dry line. Right now, the dry line should be established in the western areas which means Amarillo, Canyon and others in the central region will have a better chance of rain than previous events have left us on the dry side of the dry line. Unfortunately, we're leaning on the cover (warm air aloft) playing tricks on us and we expect the evening to be fairly quiet with a few isolated storms developing. If storms manage to develop Friday evening, they could be severe and show characteristics of supercells. A cold front will sweep through early Saturday morning and that could help bring some showers and thunderstorms mostly to East Texas. The front will likely stop Saturday afternoon somewhere near Lubbock, Texas. This will be an area where severe storms are possible in the evening hours. A few models have the front retreating northward throughout the day which could bring some rain chances into Southeast Texas, but there is concern that we won't have the front retreat as the models suggest. Rain chances are slowly declining in northern areas on Saturday and it is likely to remain quite dry. A few scattered thunderstorms are possible on Sunday. They will focus around where the front is positioned that afternoon. Expect temperatures to be in the 60s and 70s for daytime highs over the weekend as well. Stormy conditions are expected to begin starting Monday next week with temperatures returning to the 80s. Be weather ready!

You can download our Storm Search 7 weather app to stay aware of the weather even while navigating the Panhandle Spirit.

You can also follow me on Twitter @CorbinVogesWX And on my Storm Search 7 Facebook page, Chief Meteorologist Corbin Fogg.

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