Very quiet weather is in place as we start off the new week. You might be noticing the relative humidity has increased since the weekend, making the air feel a bit more uncomfortable. These humid conditions are expected to continue for much of the week. There’s not a lot of rain for in the outlook for this week or next week as the storm track temporarily shifts north of Texas. Last week’s prediction for colder temperatures late this week has changed, as newer forecasts now point toward the coldest air remaining north of Central and South Texas. No extremes in the temperature are expected over the next ten days.
This Afternoon through Wednesday
Very spring-like weather conditions are forecast as southerly breezes bring warm, humid air inland from the Gulf of Mexico. This will result in a pattern of late night and morning clouds, and partly cloudy afternoons. The high temperature each day is forecast to be in the low 80s. Lows Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings will range from the low 60s across the Hill Country, to the upper 60s near the coast. Wind speeds will be in the range of 5-10 mph this afternoon and Tuesday, increasing to 10-15 mph on Wednesday.
Thursday through Friday
A cold front currently located across southern Oklahoma is forecast to slowly sag south into North Texas Tuesday into Wednesday. The front forecast to push south in Central Texas late Thursday, and down to the coast late Friday into Saturday. Based on the current timing of the cold front, there will be a slight chance for rain showers across the northern Hill Country Thursday morning, and a 30-40 percent chance for rain showers across all of the Hill Country and Central Texas Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon. There will be a 40 percent chance for rain showers across the coastal plains region Friday afternoon.
The chance for rain is predicted to taper off Friday evening as drier and more stable air spreads in behind the front.
Rain amounts through the period are forecast to average less than a quarter inch.
High temperatures Thursday are forecast to be in the low 80s. Highs are expected to lower to the low 70s on Friday. Lows Friday morning are forecast to be around 60 degrees. Lows Saturday morning will range from the upper 40s west, to the upper 50s near the coast.
A mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky is expected over the weekend in the wake of the cold front. Expect high temperatures in the mid and upper 70s, with lows in the 50s.
Next Monday through Thursday
Forecasts call for generally dry and mild weather each day. Expect high temperatures in the mid and upper 70s. Lows will generally be in the 50s.
Long-range forecasts indicate a chance for rain showers may develop late next week as weak cold front moves in the area.
The March Full “Worm” Moon
The March full moon will occur Tuesday morning at 6:42 am CST. Look for a bright, nearly full moon Monday night and Tuesday night. The Worm Moon is so-called in the Old Farmer’s Almanac and is said to be because earthworms start to emerge in March.