BEAUMONT, Texas — Improving rain chances are forecast Tuesday and Wednesday across SE Texas due to a stalled front which will then move east bringing terrific weather later this week.
A semi-stalled front will ease into SE Texas Tuesday and Wednesday. This will interact with a series of upper-level disturbances, moist atmosphere and instability. A marginal risk of severe weather and flash flooding has been outlined for the area through Thursday.
Tonight will be warm and humid with the highest rain chances in the Lakes Area. Temperatures may cool into the mid 60s north of the front in the Lakes Area with lows in the middle/upper 70s in the Triangle.
Uncertain forecast for the Triangle Tuesday as far as rain chances. Have higher certainty for the Lakes Area however. At this point, a 40% coverage is forecast for the Triangle and a 60% coverage in the Lakes Area.
Wednesday looks like the chances for showers and thunderstorms will be highest as the front moves over the Triangle. Locally heavy rainfall will be possible should any complexes of showers and storms set up.
Wednesday Night, a passing trough of low pressure in the Central Plains will push the front through SE Texas.
Decreasing cloudiness is forecast Thursday as a slightly cooler, drier air mass moves into the area.
Friday Morning could be rather cool with lows in the middle to upper 50s however, afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70s to lower 80s.
The weekend looks good overall with a slow increasing in humidity levels. May see widely-scattered showers return by Sunday with lows in the 60s and highs in the lower 80s.
By Monday, enough moisture may have returned to warrant a scattering of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.
Short Term Forecast
Triangle Tonight: Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a 20% coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Low near: 73° in Beaumont, near: 72° in Orange and 74° in Port Arthur. Winds: Southeast 2-7 mph.
Lakes Area Tonight: Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a 40% coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Low Near: 65. Winds: East at 2-5 mph becoming Calm.
Triangle Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, warm, breezy and humid with a 40% coverage of showers and thunderstorms. High near: 85° in Beaumont, High near: 85° in Orange and High near: 84° in Port Arthur. Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph with gusts to 20 mph.
Lakes Area Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, warm, humid with a 60% coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. High near: 81°. Winds: East shifting Northeast 2-7 mph.
Wednesday (5/12): Mostly cloudy, warm, humid with a 70% coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Low near: 68. High near: 77°. Winds: East becoming Northeast 5-10 mph.
Thursday (5/13): Decreasing cloudiness, cooler with lower humidity. Low near: 61°. High near: 79°. Winds: Northeast 5-10 mph.
Friday (5/14): Mostly sunny with low humidity. Low near: 58°. High near: 81°. Winds: Northeast becoming Southeast 5-10 mph.
Saturday (5/15): Mostly sunny, warm and dry. Low near: 62°. High near: 83°. Winds: East becoming South 5-10 mph.
Sunday (5/16): Mostly sunny, warm, breezy, humid with a 20% coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Low near: 66°. High near: 83°. Winds: Southeast 5-15 mph.
Monday (5/17): Partly sunny, warm, breezy, humid with a 30% coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Low near: 70°. High near: 84°. Winds: Southeast 5-15 mph.