It seems our weather will be going out of winter and directly to summer today and Tuesday as temperatures are forecast to warm into the 90s across the Hill Country and parts of Central Texas. Monday’s weather maps showed a broad ridge of high pressure covering Mexico and Texas, creating a very stable weather pattern. At the surface, the dry line will be pushing east across the Hill Country, bringing in dry and warm air. In additions, surface winds are expected to have a southwesterly, down sloping component to them, which should help give the temperature a boost. The result is expected to be summer-like readings for the Hill Country and parts of Central Texas.

  • High temperatures Monday are forecast to be in the low to mid-90s across the Hill Country, in the upper 80s to 90 degrees along the Interstate 35 corridor, and be near 80-82 degrees across the eastern counties of Central Texas and the middle Texas coast.
  • Lows Tuesday morning are predicted to be in the mid-60s.

Expect a south-southwesterly breeze at 10-15 mph, with occasional gusts to 25 mph Monday afternoon and Monday night.

Tuesday is forecast to have somewhat similar weather conditions as that of Monday. However, widespread low clouds developing Monday night are expected to be slower to burn off Tuesday morning into Tuesday afternoon. In fact, a partly to mostly cloudy sky is expected for Tuesday afternoon. Breezy south winds of 10-15 mph are forecast Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

  • Tuesday’s high temperature is predicted to be near 90 degrees across the Hill Country, near 88-90 degrees along the I-35 corridor, and be close to 80-82 degrees elsewhere.
  • Lows Wednesday morning will range from the upper 40s across the Hill Country, to the mid and upper 50s across Central Texas, to the mid-60s across the coastal plains.

A change in the weather looks to take place Wednesday as a Canadian cold front pushes south through the area Wednesday morning, bringing cooler air. No rain is expected with the front, although clouds do look to hold in place throughout the day.  Strong winds are forecast to develop behind the front Wednesday through Wednesday night. Expect northerly winds at 20-25 mph, with some occasional gusts as high as 45 mph. The temperature will trend noticeably cooler behind the cold front!

  • High temperatures Wednesday are forecast to be in the mid-50s across the Hill Country, in the low 60s across Central Texas, and in the low 70s across the coastal plains.
  • Lows Thursday and Friday mornings will include the upper 30s to low 40s across the Hill Country, the low 40s across Central Texas, and the mid and upper 40s across the coastal plains.

Cloudy and cool conditions are forecast Thursday as a wave of low pressure begins to push east out of West Texas. This feature is forecast to generate a few light rain showers across the Hill Country and Central Texas regions beginning late Wednesday night, continuing through Thursday afternoon. Rain amounts are forecast to be low—generally around a tenth of an inch or less.

Clouds will decrease Thursday night into Friday morning as the wave of low pressure exits to the east. Forecasts call for another weak ridge of high pressure to spread across Texas Friday and through the weekend. Expect mostly sunny and warmer weather through the period.

High temperatures in the low 70s Friday are forecast to warm close to 80 degrees Saturday and Sunday. Low temperatures are forecast to Saturday and Sunday mornings are forecast to be in the 50s to near 60 degrees.

Next Week

Forecasts call for clouds to increase late Sunday into Monday as another trough begins to approach our area from the west. This trough is forecast to cause the development of scattered rain showers and possibly a couple of isolated thunderstorms across the area Monday afternoon into Tuesday. As of now, rain amounts are forecast to remain below a half inch.

Dry weather is forecast next Wednesday. Another chance for rain is forecast next Thursday into Friday when another trough of low pressure spreads in from the west.

Temperatures next week are shaping up to be mild, with highs in the 70s, and lows in the 50s.

Have a good week.