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The ERCOT Weather Forecast is developed by ERCOT Meteorologists Chris Coleman and Mark Witte. The interactive map displays today’s temperature information for major cities located within the ERCOT grid. Hover over a city to see the most recent temperature forecast. 


Note: A Weather Zone is a geographic region designated by ERCOT in which climatological characteristics are similar for all areas within such region. This map displays the various Weather Zones that exist within the ERCOT footprint, but it does not necessarily include all counties that have participation within the ERCOT market.



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Weather Forecast Details


General Discussion:
A cold front moving south across the Panhandle this morning is expected into the Dallas-Fort Worth metro this afternoon. The front will initiate showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe, as it approaches Dallas. The line of potentially severe storms is forecast to move south toward the Austin metro this evening. The primary weather-related threats are large hail and damaging straight-line winds. An isolated tornado is possible to the northwest of Austin and San Antonio today. Otherwise, the storms are forecast to dissipate before arriving in Houston during the overnight hours. On Friday, the cold front will stall between Dallas and Austin; however, non-severe showers and thunderstorms are possible near the stalled front. Saturday will bring widespread showers and thunderstorms to much of Texas as the cold front moves south and off the coast. By Sunday, there will be much cooler temperatures in the wake of the frontal passage; however, post-frontal light showers are still possible across Central Texas in the afternoon. Drier and warmer conditions are expected by early next week. 

Today:
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly to mostly sunny this afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe, especially near Dallas and Austin. Afternoon highs in the upper-80s to near 90. A south wind of around 10 mph becoming northerly in Dallas around 15 mph this afternoon. Wind gusts in excess of 50 mph are possible in the severe thunderstorms. 

Thursday:
Morning low clouds becoming partly to mostly cloudy by afternoon. A chance of widely scattered non-severe showers and thunderstorms. Morning lows in the 60s to near 70, except for Dallas, which will have a low in the upper-50s. Afternoon highs in the mid-80s, except for Dallas with a high near 70. A light southeast wind of around 5 mph, except for Dallas with a northeast wind of around 10 mph and gusty. 

Forecaster:  MW


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