Yesterday's storm threat never really materialized on the dryline in the Texas Panhandle. You may remember how I said in previous blog posts how dryline setups can sometimes just not fire off storms. This was one of those instances.
Overnight last night a squall line of severe storms developed in West Texas and moved eastward. It's currently affecting the I-35 corridor of Texas and causing flooding alongside the severe weather. So why didn't we just cut eastward to chase this line of storms? There are a variety of good reasons. The first issue is that it is very difficult to keep up with a squall line due to its speed. The second is that finding a tornado within a squall line setup can be very difficult and dangerous. Finally, there is much flooding that has been occurring in the portions of Texas that it's affecting now so travel itself could be dangerous.
As of this writing we're in San Angelo, Texas behind the squall line on its southern side to see if we can get some supercells to form where the atmosphere has recovered somewhat, but that may be very difficult to achieve. We've got the dryline in play again alongside some boundaries that are leftover from this morning's storms in the area. We're going to hang out in this region until around 6pm CDT to see how things are going. If it doesn't look like we'll see any renewed storm action today by then we're going to go north as much as we can to setup for tomorrow.
For tomorrow we're looking at chasing in Oklahoma or North Texas. Wednesday is a bit of a change in scenery as West Kansas could be in play. Both days have Slight Risk areas in place from the Storm Prediction Center. Tuesday's risk area is on the left and Wednesday's on the right in the images below. We'll see what we find today until then!